Sunday, June 13, 2021

My daughter ends her career in youth circus

Around twelve years ago, I went to see a youth circus with my then five-year-old daughter Luisa. She was captivated, but on the way out afterwards, I noticed she was sobbing. "I want to be seven!" she cried, as she knew that that circus didn't take anyone younger than that. So she started gymnastics instead and began circus at seven. Several eventful years later, she joined the Basel youth circus Rägeboge (Rainbow) in 2015 and had her first performances with them in 2016. Today, after six years with Rägeboge, she cried at the end of her last performance as a circus artiste, and I remembered how she sobbed back in 2009.  (Andrew Shields, #111words, 13 June 2021)

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