On getting shot out of a cannon.

Circus performers tend to speak in vague bromides about their ability to pull off impossible-looking tricks. They say things like, “Mostly its knowing you can do it.” And maybe theres no other way to explain it. For weeks youre riding a unicycle alongside the City Museums Tiny Town, hanging onto the railing, practicing tightening your stomach muscles, aligning your hips and shoulders just so, learning how it feels to do it properly, until one day you realize you dont need the railing anymore. But what sort of practice prepares you for getting shot out of a cannon?

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