you think juggling's a mere trick?" the little man asked, sounding
wounded. "An amusement for the gapers? A means of picking up a
crown or two at a provincial carnival? It is all those things, yes,
but first it is a way of life, a friend, a creed, a species of worship."
kind of poetry," said Carabella.
nodded, "Yes, that too. And a mathematics. It teaches calmness,
control, balance, a sense of placement of things and the underlying
structure of motion. There is a silent music to it.
Above all there is
--excerpt from Lord Valentine's Castle by Robert
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