Thursday, July 30, 2009
At the Circus
I love animals and while I would expect anyone using animals in a performance of any kind to take exceptional care of them, you just don't know. These animals seemed well cared for but as I sat there(and also when I visit animals in the zoo), I feel sorry for them. I put myself in their position. Personally, I don't like to be in front of people and expected to perform. For 20+ years, I worked in retail and let me tell you, you are 'on' when on the sales floor. You are not permitted to be human and have an 'off' day. I find it distasteful but some people enjoy it and, looking through their filter, your perception changes.
My photos are perhaps not the best this time. A combo of the lighting, where we sat and having a little hot tamale boy sitting on my lap for most of the show explains that. They still tell the story. There is something about the colors, sounds and(especially with elephants involved) smells of the circus. I like to open my son to as many experiences in his life as possible. I would love to take him to Cirque du Soleil someday when he is older. In the meantime, I say a little prayer for the animals in yesterday's circus, and while we're at it, for all the performers(most pulled double and triple duty as concession people and crew)