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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Every crowd has a silver lining

Today, for the first time, I went to the circus. Suprising I know, but while my childhood was filled with trips to Disneyland and Midieval Times, somehow I never made it to the big top. So when the Barnum's Funundrum came to town, I knew I couldn't miss my chance. (Fun fact, P.T. Barnum was born in Bethel CT, the town my mom teaches in!)

The best part of the circus wasn't the skillful acrobatics. It wasn't the adorable and super-talented elephants or the tightrope walkers. It wasn't the exuberant amount of glitter, the bizarre characters, or the fun musical numbers. The best part of the circus was the way it made me feel like a little kid again. I let the magic in and found myself as easily-amused as the five-year-olds in the crowd. I "oohed" and "ahhed" and cheered and clapped and left feeling ten years younger.

Plus I totally want to be a carnie now.

On a scale of 1 to 10 will I do this again: I give it a solid 8 for yes please! 

3 comments:

  1. HI KAYTEE,

    It's a wonderful thing that going to the circus made you feel so young again. Not only do I think you should go to the circus again, you should go to GREAT ADVENTURE. That should make you feel like a kid again.

    STEVE

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  2. Hey hun! I'm glad you had fun -- the circus makes me feel ezactly the same way, that's why I love it :D

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