Talk about concentration! Nearly three minutes of total, unremitting, unwavering mind/body focus. Staring down death. Moving forward while absorbing and responding to atmospheric conditions — moving air, shifting vibrations in the wire. Notice how he grounds his entire body to the wire through his softly sliding feet.
Wire-walking since he was two years old, Nik Wallenda is the seventh generation to make this moment-by-moment death-defying feat his life path.
May we all realize, with Nik, that every moment could be our last! Yes, Death does “concentrate the mind.”
‘King of the High Wire’ takes ‘life or death’ walk over 1,500-foot drop, but it was actually over Little Colorado Gorge; it was dramatic nevertheless
June 23, 2013