Dad always said “ we have track practice come rain, shine, or circus”
Some time when we were camping he mentioned the circus too
as in “ Lets get this circus on the road”
we scurried to
get the tent down before the rain!
“Clean up this circus” Dad said if my bedroom was too messy.
I am absolutely sure he knew about a circus
I do not remember ever going to one under a tent with elephants.
I was sort of the ringmaster for a three ring circus
from 1975 – 2001
babies, children, school lunch bags,
laundry, cooking, scout name tags,
diapers, dogs, lawn to mow,
gardening, gymnastics, hems to sew,
puppies, kittens, Christmas trees,
cook outs, ball games, lost car keys,
zoo trips, ski coats, broken tents'
photos of the baby elephant,
grade school, high school, College bound,
memories in motion, lost and found!
Circus is within us as life's seasons change
Trying to keep the flavor of activity,
To keep the running visual of sports and activities
from a wheel chair
is not easy
is very necessary!
Life needs the circus
there is no tent or elephant !!