Friday, March 13, 2009


I just watched the movie Man on Wire, the story of Phillip Petite tight roping across the Twin Towers in New York, Aug. 1974.

While I enjoyed the movie, it in no way captured either the exhilaration of Phillip's spectacular walk, suspended in air between the towers, nor his spirit which comes through on all his radio interviews.

I wonder what would have happened to Phillip and his cohorts if this had been after the passage of draconian homeland security laws. They would be disappeared in prisons somewhere.

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