Larry's reason for learning to juggle had little to do with an interest in the art. The original purpose was actually self-defense. Brothers often throw things at one another, and an ability to catch and return their fire is a good thing.
Of course, it's not a good idea to let on to border cops that you view
juggling equipment as weaponry. Years after Larry and his younger brother
developed a real interest in juggling for fun, they attended their first
juggling convention - in Canada. As they attempted to cross the border,
they were faced with the usual questions:
Where are you going?
What is the purpose of this trip?
Are you carrying any weapons or explosives?
The first two were easy to answer and posed no problem for the travellers. In response to the third Seth asked, "Do torches and machetes count?" Customs officials have no sense of humor.
Nowadays Larry juggles at festivals, often stopping to teach curious on-lookers. Found in his bag of juggling toys are clubs, bowling balls, torches, diabolos, and whatever else happens to fall in.