The entire community came out to witness the carnival. The acrobats displayed impressive stunts while the masqueraders on stilts juggled oranges as they strode. Their sense of balance was superb. The cheers grew louder whenever the other masqueraders bent to juggle, so I quickly followed suit. At my third attempt, I lost my balance and tumbled to the ground. The great fall caused mixed reactions: empathy, laughter, indifference.
“He that is down needs fear no fall,” I consoled myself, but I knew it was only a matter of time before the video of my fall went viral on social media.