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Aerial silks

Aerial silks

Some move I don't know the name of"Wanna go to circus school with me?" I asked Kayla one day last week.

"Um, sure?" responded my long-suffering friend.

Aerial silks was surprisingly fun --- the hour flew by and I'd be a regular if the gym wasn't located an hour from our farm. Here's the link in case anyone else in the area wants to run away and join the circus.

Kayla: "That was definitely a once-in-a-life-time experience."

Anna: "Is that the polite way of saying you aren't going back?"

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Looks like fun but definitely something for young folks to do. I'd probably kill myself, but I also think that going upside down would probably fix my back, or at least make it better. :)
Comment by nayan Sat Jan 14 10:35:05 2017
Fantastic - wonderful self-care.
Comment by Charity Sat Jan 14 21:37:52 2017

Thanks for sharing your sense of adventure :) Looking forwards to all the other fun things you'll think of this year!

Comment by Kayla Sat Jan 14 22:02:32 2017

Looking at the pictures, it should certainly help keep your limbs flexible! And performers like cirque du soleil make it look deceptively easy.

But I can't shake the feeling that it is a lot more dangerous than it looks. One could literally get "wrapped up" in the silks pretty easily. Which could be anything between embarrassing and fatal.

Comment by Roland_Smith Sun Jan 15 07:57:13 2017
I was thinking same thing Nayan said about your back -- great exercise for that - like an inversion table without the table LOL!
Comment by Jayne Wead Sun Jan 15 10:08:18 2017

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