This isn't, despite the photo, specifically a post about circus, and the gratitude I have for all that it's brought to my life.
It's about the sheer joy I have seeing this woman, friend and travel companion extraordinaire, back on the trapeze after 11 months of rehabbing an injury.
I know, from my own history of injuries, just how hard it is to be patient. Or how easy it is to think about just giving it up.
She has an ear-to-ear grin when she's in the air, and I am so happy for her return. She's not ready to rejoin me as a doubles-partner yet, but hopefully that will come eventually. In the meantime, I get to enjoy her love for the trapeze and her thrill at being back.