Friday, December 03, 2004
The problem with trying to find juggling info on google is that the word 'juggle' is almost never used for literal juggling. So you get tons of sites like "Lady juggles 2 children" or "Surgeon juggles hospital staff and medical school problems". And a plethora of sites about juggling taxes or juggling the books or juggling schedules. Ho hum...takes the word juggle back so jugglers can have it.
I have been juggling since 1977. It was the perfect college activity to do between classes. I kept juggling year after year, only to find that I was getting older and older and the average age of jugglers was still 22-25. So here I am, still juggling at 46, still loving it, but not feeling a lot of other people my age to bond with. I meet a few jugglers my age (and older) at juggling festivals but still we are maybe in the 5 percentile. Why do people stop juggling? Do we get of an age where it just makes us feel too silly? Is it just not socially acceptable to be throwing your lunch around? Hmmm.