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.


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

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