I don’t need a circus

 

a series of small observations

(ongoing)

 

Growing up, my mother used to boast that her kids didn’t need a circus.  It was true, we were good at entertaining ourselves.  Unlike kids growing up today, we were far from over-scheduled.  There were just a handful of kids in our neighborhood and I was the only girl.  Most days after school, my brother and I were left to our own imagination and creativity.

As an adult I have experienced some advantages from my upbringing.  I am comfortable with myself when alone, I can still entertain myself and I still enjoy using my imagination.  I don’t need to travel far.  Often times it’s the simplest things that bring me joy, the small observations…I don’t need a circus.