Monday, 1 February 2010

I have stars in my belly writing about this!

First of all I have to say, Sarah from Cottage Garden Studios is freaking me out! In the best possible way of course. (If you are not familiar with this blog, link. Do it now. You really must. Never mind all this upcoming tripe.)But of course if you are still with me, (hello?) the reason is this.
Recently, Sarah posted some wonderful pictures of her adorable daughter Nonni, showing off some very nifty Circus acrobatics! Well, I was astounded. Firstly, there is a school of circus? I literally thought you had to run away! Secondly, it brought childhood memories flooding back, regrettably, some I was trying to forget.

But it did remind me of a time when I was a wee girl, my mum introduced me to a whole new set of friends that had entered her life and were the best friends she ever had. These women were street performing artists. Fire eaters, unicyclists, jugglers the list goes on and my face was constantly painted with beautiful flowers, stars and dragonflies!(probably explains why I don't put makeup on much these days!)
I just had the best time! Strong women surrounded me, teaching me not only these gifts, (which I had sadly lost to adulthood) but of nature, the world and wonderful possibilities. I am very proud to tell you that we are very much still in touch and Christmas eve was a blast! I wanted to grab that wee piece of magic back. Yesterday I, by chance clicked on the wrong button on google, (isn't it always the way these tales go) and up popped an application form for trapeze and circus lessons around the corner where I live! No lie!
Needless to say, the application form has been filled in and sent and I await to twirl in the sky with silk ropes and balance my life on my tippy toes on a long piece of string! I can not wait! I might have to apply my own face paint, but no matter! I am going to do it and I am very excited!

Then today Sarah (you still don't know who Sarah is? What are you still doing here? Go and link!) writes on her wonderful quilting bee about what we would like to do to reclaim the magic? Well Sarah,this is it!I feel this is down to you! I so thank you for it! I will let you all know how the twirling silks unravel! I just hope i am not typing about it from a hospital bed!
Cheerio for now!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Claire, how wonderful!! You will become a one-woman Cirque du Soleil, I just know it! Good luck and have fun, fun, fun!

Sarah Sullivan said...

Whooooooooooot and Let Fly with the magic girl....I am so beyond excited! I require pictures!!
I cannot tell you how much this post means to me hon!! I am so deeply touched right down to my toes...I have goosebumps!!
LEt the magic take you to wonderful new (and revisited) places hon!! Love you, Sarah

Cindy said...

Claire that is fabulous, Sarah is an inspiration for sure. I am so proud of you for doing this...It will be quite the experience I am sure....Now you both got me thinking about renewing a passion....good luck, make sure you let us know how it it all going. Take care my courageous friend.

Barbara said...

Claire! How fun! I'm so excited for you! I would love to do something like that. Likewise, her question on her Bee challenged me to try to recall something that made me giggle! (beyond my little grandson) I am still thinking. But a question posed is a question to be answered. How sweet you are to mention her blog. Have fun on the trapese!!

Rudee said...

Fabulous! I can't wait to read all about this adventure.

Rue said...

What a brilliant idea! I'd love to join the circus! Not sure who I'd be though. Can't do trapeeze - I'm afraid of heights!

Bridgett said...

What a perfect fit for you. I can TOTALLY picture you doing all those amazing things.

So excited and happy for you, Claire!

Bella Sinclair said...

NO WAY! NO FREAKIN' WAY! AAAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, you brave, brave, exciting girl. Here I just finished reading about your sweet quiet life and how you love your solitude (you and I sound very much alike, by the way), and now I read that you will be flying through the air!!! I LOVE it. You MUST get one of the circus guys to take a photo for you. Can't wait to hear more. Good luck! Break a leg, but not really, or whatever circus people say to each other.