Dedicated to My Joe, Lily Lorelai June, and Oliver Henry James
Ladies and Gentlemen — Boys and Girls — Welcome to the Show!
The Ringmaster bellows…
You’re in for a treat, my fine gals, and fellows!
The spotlight shines bright
I make my grand entrance and take my first step of the night
High above the crowd in the big top
On the tightrope, I walk
What a magnificent view and I fear not!
I know you’d catch me if I fall, so I don’t worry, not at all!
Now, I’m a lion jumping through great hoops of fire
Then, a contortionist putting on a shiny sparkling spectacle
In one motion, I front flip and twist off the top of my pedestal
Stick my landing, begin to bend, and twist my limbs like mysterious tentacles
Somersault and stand with my arms held high, nodding gently to each side
I catch a silver baton in each hand, holding them out.
And then — BOOSH! BOOSH!
The crowd went wild, staring in awe of the spinning and flipping of my flaming batons
The titillation of the percussion dissipates and stops — abruptly.
As I blow out each one, all is darkness. Until —
The spotlight finds me again, as an acrobat flying high, floating from one trapeze to another
The audience erupts with applause — roaring and trilling oohs and aahs
The jugglers begin their routines as I go backstage
Paint my face and put on my elegant iridescent wings
I reappear donning my butterfly costume. Smiling, wings spread, lighting up the room.
Darkness falls once more but a colorful strobe of flashes follow
Every performer gathers in the Arena —
Here I come, twirling passionately round and round — a Prima Ballerina
Then, delicately fade away. I pirouette — once, twice, thrice
One last wardrobe change, I flit and flutter with a group of mythical sprites
Dancing in a shower of glitter and brightly colored lights.
It’s all a part of my master plan
To make you smile — always and forever
A circus full of whimsy — a powerful endeavor
To show you the magical wonder of the world you could create with me
To open your eyes to everything that we can be
Look! We can have it all! See!
Sometimes, you have to fight the Wonderland War to be FREE
Why are we waiting to make our dreams a reality?
Live life passionately. Dream BIG. Remember, you can ALWAYS find a way.
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