Life After Twisting

The art of balloon twisting distorts an individual’s perspective of life and their environment.  Many times we see daily objects as cylindrical spheres, connected by a string of balloon bubbles. This happened to me this past Christmas season when I was making mint chocolate chip cookies.  Each cookie became a balloon bubble and each one had to be perfect in size and even proportion.

Normally, people would call this obsessive compulsive disorder, but entertainers know this as proportioning.  We spend hours working on a balloon sculpture developing the finger coordination, dexterity and visual skills required in duplicating a specific size bubbles.  So it didn’t surprise me when my entire Christmas cookie batch all conformed to the same size. It just reassured me that when I quit the balloon entertainment business, I can become a professional cookie roller.

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