On the left had side of my blog here, I've got my To Do List. One of the things is to go to the circus. One time I went to a teeny circus at a fair but it was mostly dogs doing tricks, not the kind of circus I'm talking about.
When I lived in Ohio growing up, our house was pretty close to train tracks and I've seen the Ringling Brothers circus come to town a few times. It was so fun to see the animals sticking their heads out of their box carts, and you always see a midget or two just riding on the outside for the view :) But I've never gone. Tomorrow they start their tour in Columbus so I miss it once again. They come to Utah in September this year but I'll be in Kiev. One day...
When I think of the circus I think of the amazing acrobats and the crazy dangerous yet somehow tamed wild animals. And the cotton candy, giant colorful tents, funnel cakes, and frozen lemonades. Yum. Plus, I've never seen a real mime that I can remember. If I did it was when I lived in California, I am sure.
The part I don't care about are the circus "freaks". I try to think that they like to share their weird quality with the world, but it's so sad to me that these people are just on display for everyone to see. Plus the fact that they are known by the title Circus Freaks, SO SAD! But so interesting...(I know the first 2 are just the "acrobats")
If anyone hears of a circus coming to town even if it's not Barnum & Bailey, LET ME KNOW!!!
(pics from Google and weheartit)