Your wife is pregnant with your third child. You manage a Taco Bell by day, and take classes in typewriter repair at night. You’re saving up to send your kids to community college while trying to pay off the Saturn you bought at 22% interest. Sure, the future looks rough, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon your dreams—you just need to set them aside for the present.
It’s been your dream, your ultimate goal, ever since you read about Charles Blondin in your fourth grade Weekly Reader. Monsieur Blondin was the first person to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls back in 1859, while more than 25,000 ghoulish spectators gawked at the spectacle. The stunt was a success, with the French acrobat further wowing the crowd by stopping midway to guzzle some wine (probably French wine, because the Napa Valley was a few decades from becoming hip). Not one to quit while he was ahead, Blondin went on to cross the Niagara Gorge an estimated 300 times over the next 38 years. To keep the stunt from becoming routine and boring, Charles added a few antics to his performance as time progressed. He did it blindfolded, carrying a man on his back, and pushing a wheelbarrow, among other things. He even stopped and cooked an omelet once.
Yes, you remember that day well, hunched over your desk at Jack Kevorkian Elementary School, poring over the heroic exploits of the man who was to become your avatar, your idol. That was the day you discovered your raison d’être, and made it your goal in life to repeat every one of the great Charles Blondin’s feats.
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