“I’m a beamwalker,” Hoot said. “My whole life I’ve been walking the beam, straight and narrow and above it all. I never had to make any real choices about direction because the only direction I knew was straight ahead, the only direction that mattered. Anything else, you fell off the beam. You know how it is.
“Now, I see that the choices were always there. I just didn’t notice them overmuch at the time. I ignored them, the choices I had to make. Concentrating on straight ahead, I made them without seeing them. Career choices. Family choices. Life choices. Never even bothered to look too close.”
Ezra Hooten, from Skyshooter