Philippe Petit inspired me so much when I watched Man On Wire. I was blown away by the passion and tenacity and intuition and faith and inspiration and improvisation and absolute belief in self that wire walking between the Twin Towers requires. The film – that walk – it stirred something in me that had long been quiet – the belief that even the impossible was possible.

In the talk below, Philippe Petit says that he takes as much joy in street juggling as he does in wire walking between the Twin Towers. I believe him because I know that to be true of me. It is not a matter of topping my best writing; it is a matter of doing what brings me joy, what makes me whole. For always . . .