It is truly an awe-inspiring feat. People on the ground watching commented:
”It was extraordinary, it was very very beautiful. It was like he was walking on a cloud.”
“It’s beyond anything you can possibly imagine. It’s mind boggling. The awe of the event and the overall largeness of the scale was magical. It was just profound.”
Even one of the NYPD officers who were sent to remove him said, “I personally thought that I was watching something that no one else would ever see again in the world. But it was a once in a lifetime experience. Everyone (all the police) was spellbound in watching him.”
Petite planned the event for 6 ½ years.
He said, “There is a great joy when I am on the wire. Passion is something that knows no bound. It’s not that I am ready to lose, it’s that I’m ready to gain. It’s living intensely. I lose myself in my passion. I do not care about the aftermath.”
“If you are passionate, you are going to do what you want to do all day long, and you are going to become the best at it.”
Movies like Man on Wire remind us that passion is an option and a choice in our lives.
Sometimes it may take something like losing our job to realize that we are not following our passion, and to provide us with the opportunity to pursue that passion.
Following your passion can involve something as simple as turning your house into a rental.