Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge - and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope.
-from Man on Wire (2008), by Philippe Petit, highwire artist extraordinaire
2009: Oscar for Best Documentary, Features
numerous other awards 2008-2009
And below. A song and video that have nothing to do with the documentary Man on Wire, but still seem apropros ......(We have tickets to see Leonard Cohen perform in Portland on December 8th and I am quite beside myself with anticipation) . . . . . .