What does balancing skills consist of – the ability to hold your poise steady or the ability to make small corrections before the equipoise is inescapable jeopardized? Is balance to stand still or just not swaying out of position? How is balance related to progress and evolution? What is the role of high heels in this regard? Is absolute balance, a grand total equilibrium, a state of life or death? Is balance a golden mean or the levelling out of vice and virtue? Is balance undulating or cyclic movements, or the still of the plumb?