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I love hats.

Gotta look the part, that’s what my clown teacher said. I was checking out other clowns and decided that long hair would get in the way of a true clown…

Time was ripe and the cut was quick. I can’t say that it’s easy to get used to. But it certainly is more clownesque. Like in “The Emperor’s New Clothes” one should listen to what children have to say about one’s apparel. After my clown show today, I took off my make-up. Somehow some of the kids watched me, and they said: “You look better when you are a clown…”

Thank you, kiddos, for a wee word of wisdom.


Juggling three balls

No philosophy here, I’ve been practising to juggle three balls. And for the amount of time I have invested, the results are measly. I manage to keep three balls in the air for about five to ten seconds, after two months of trying. Standing in front of a bed (to keep me from moving forward) I haven’t been able to throw the balls in a consistent manner. My son (19) has a natural knack of doing almost anything he puts his mind to, and he easily came to the same level within a week and is now outdoing me.

And… he gives out good advice (without ever having taken any), and… he’s right.

“Mom, you can’t juggle well, if you catch the balls with a grip. You have to throw them right back into the air, without ever holding on to them…”


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