I miss the circus.
But I’m glad to be doing some composing right now for a virtual event due out next month!
Well, apparently I ran away and joined the circus much earlier than I remember!
I’ve been telling people I ran away and joined the circus when I was 57 years old, and joined up with Circus Harmony.
I have uncovered documentary evidence that I joined the circus in 2001 in Brazil, where I was on a Rotary International Group Study Exchange program, and was plucked from the audience to be part of the on-stage activity:
Jessica the Circus Lady (and Miss Maple) and the Bailey family stopped by today after a gig out in the county. I knew I was going to see them, and had prepped the garden for some distance visiting (including mowing and putting mower tracks on the lawn, which I find intensely satisfying).
I got a little circus show, complete with juggling and unicycle. And two dogs vying for attention.
What a delight and boost for the spirit!
Sunday. I’m visiting my friends in the north land. At Jessica’s house, Miss Maple is very interested in being on my lap. Mission accomplished. And suddenly Nelson is quite jealous. So I ended up with two dogs on my lap.
Today’s live feed about Circus Harmony. Enjoy!
I am embarking on an odyssey of composing a new piece for any of the Circus Harmony level-two students who ask.
First up, Dennis. Some juggling music.
Monday evening. I’m working on Circus Harmony music, and my phone pops up a notice that DenDen is live on Instagram. I hop on to see what he is drawing, because that’s what he does when he is live.
He had the shell of this drawn. I started calling out colors.
And here’s the result. Talented guy. Too bad his color artist was wacko.
Happy World Circus Day!
Music by yours truly!
And for more, a video from the world: