Wednesday, July 13, 2005


That's a picture of me spinning fire. I'm not that great or fancy...but this is the first time I spinned and felt good about myself. My sister was visiting and took this picture. I liked how I felt that night because I felt encouraged to keep working at it. Posted by Picasa

3 Comments:

Blogger Stephen (aka Q) said...

Fire spinning? Is that like baton twirling, but with inflammable materials?

The question is sincere (except for the part about inflammable baton twirling). I honestly don't know what fire spinning is.
Q

6:55 AM  
Blogger PopeBenedictXVI said...

You should have lied and said you were a professional fire-spinner, the photo looks great.

Now, lets get down to business. Can I interest you in a cult?

7:04 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Q,

Fire spinning can actually be kind of like baton twirling...but the ends of the baton would be covered in kevlar, dipped in white gas, and lit on fire. Here's a link that explains a lot, there's also a fire video on it. http://www.thevenue.org/firespinning.htm

I spin with poi (loops that cinch around the fingers and the wicks (kevlar balls, basically) are attached to ball chains about the length of my arms.

It's really fun, we practice at the City Museum and vacant lots downtown...it's more social for me than anything. It's a group called Pandora's Matchbox and there are people that use poi, staffs, fire eating/breathing, etc.
http://www.pandorasmatchbox.com/

Hope that answered your question.

Pope,

Thanks for the complement...I'm definitely not professional...but not terrible either. On another note, please do not come to my site to advertise your own. Thanks.

10:09 AM  

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