Jose says people are afraid to fail, they watch, and are so afraid they don’t even try. One of the gifts of the clown is the invitation to be vulnerable and to fail with enthusiasm. To try, knowing you will fail, that failing is the success, that failing and failing big creates the moment that allows others to connect, empathize and allows them to be okay for just a minute, before the circus in their head resumes its carnival.
Experiencing the authenticity of failure in the moment and embracing it is really the goal; not being able to juggle, saying things backward by accident, tripping on your shoelace. The skill to learn is how to recognize failure in the moment and to ride it, play with it, exaggerate it, love it.