It was my birthday on the 4th, and so Craig and I went to see the circus.
The last time I’d been to see the circus was during the summer of 2010 when the Chinese circus was in town. I took non-stop notes when I last went because I was about 1/3 of the way through the first draft of what would become Pantomime. Now, two years later, I was just about finished with the edits of that same book as I went to see the Dutch circus. It was a cool feeling.
I love seeing circuses from different countries. The Chinese circus was flashier, with painted dragons and more contortionists and unicycles and the like. The Netherlands’ circus featured double-Dutch, naturally, and was a bit more understated but no less skilled. They also had a live band above where the performers came out, which I thought a nice touch.
It was a lovely birthday.