On Visiting a Pole Dancer
The pole dancer begins her act by stepping out and removing her knickers, which is what any of us could do, and concludes by suspending herself ten feet in the air by her legs only, which is what none of us could do if our life depended on it.
Is it a trifling act which we observe here, given that neither you nor I could achieve it even if we were to dedicate the remainder of our lives to the pursuit? It is an act of physical ingenuity, requiring the sharpest training of the physical will from late adolescence, with ever-anxious application up to early adulthood, in order to perfect.
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