A Street Performer
posted: September 20, 2006
Therisa strikes a pose...
This is Therisa, a street performer I met in Central Park this past weekend, on my way to the sailboat pond.

Her act is being a "living statue", and I asked her if people try to break her concentration when she's struck a pose.

She told me, "No one's been able to make me laugh yet. Though I fought it to the bitter end with one little boy. He cracked up the entire audience. He figured out that I was alive, and declared it like it was the only thing on earth that mattered, and as his dad was trying to drag him away you could hear him all down Fifth Avenue, "She's alive! She's alive!"
Keeping a very straight face....