Sunday, April 15, 2012

Still the Greatest Show on Earth

My daughter went to the circus yesterday with her uncle and cousins. She's gone before, but probably doesn't remember it since she was such a small child. But they all came home raving about the sights and spectacles they saw: a woman training an elephant to stand on tiny little platforms, trapeze artists who actually needed the net!, lions and tigers jumping through hoops of fire, humans performing tricks on horseback, clowns shooting another clown from a canon, etc., etc.. It sounds like every circus I've seen or heard of. In fact, it sounds like the same circus I saw as a child. I took great comfort in that.

In this world of Twitter and video games, and classroom virtual learning, children (and adults) are just as fascinated with the same spectacular circus performances that they've always enjoyed. What a wonderful thing!

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