Recently, I made it to the Kosair Circus… Here are 3 observations…
Observation #1: The elephant trainers are good. And, though the elephants were talented and very impressive, they made me sad. Some of them giving rides to children looked like they were about to fall over from old age. I wanted to rescue one in particular, who stood in the middle of the rink and could barely keep its eyes open. I thought about taking one home with me, but then decided I couldn’t fit him in my purse.
Observation#3: Circus workers are scary. First, they know exactly how to market their knick-knacks to the poor, unassuming kids. This makes me irritated. Secondly, the guy pictured below purposely stopped for me to take his picture. I told him I was going to post it on the world wide web. 🙂 When he turned his head, he had one of those ponytails with braids in it. Whenever I see one of those (is there a name for those???), I am reminded of a movie we watched during English class in junior high. It was the Young Sherlock Holmes, and it scarred me for life. In the movie, there were members of an Egyptian cult who would use blow darts to hypnotize people. Then, they would try to mummify their victims (still in a trance) by pouring hot wax on them…. ANYWAY, the cult members had the same type of ponytail that this man had. I still get the same creeped out feelings today whenever I see one of those ponytails.
Here’s a pic from the movie…
and a clip of the movie can be found here, if you also want to be scarred.
much no deliberation, I decided that my life is enough of a circus. I don’t need elephant trainers, cotton candy and men with ponytail braids to make it one. Happy Wednesday!