Balancing Act

I was walking back from a quick grocery run in the evening when I saw a young girl balancing one soccer ball atop another.

I was mesmerized, how was she doing that? The street wasn’t flat or forgiving either so what magic was this?

The top ball turned out to be slightly deflated and as we passed each other on the street, I looked at her. She looked at me looking at her. The top ball started to slip sideways without her noticing and I couldn’t look away.

She dropped both balls in the road and only then broke eye contact, almost confused about how they fell.

I’m thankful my mask hid my laughter.

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