A tale of endorphins
Sculpting a circus body. Like an Ousmane Sow sculpture. With everything.
Like a clay model.
Attacking that body with a chisel, like ripping through marble. Engraving a trunk until reaching sap.
Relentlessness, effort, daily, permanent, obsessive.
Behind the smiles and obvious risks.
Behind the wonder of the circus.
To shine in the eye of the ring.
The body’s accomplishment burns with the singular desire for the accomplishment of the mind.
Intimate and subjective pain.