Thursday, March 22, 2007

I ran off and joined the circus!

Yesterday, I woke to pink clouds over the mountains, so I knew it would be a magical day. What I didn't know is that I would join the circus.

I recently met a woman, Jennifer Dempsey, who is a member of the Scarlet Sisters. She is in the process of relocating here from L.A., believe it or not. I guess we are switching places. Well, she saw that I am small, and asked me if I had ever done gymnastics. Yeah, in HIGH SCHOOL!!! That was a long time ago. (don't tell) Then, she asked me if I missed it. Which I do. So she convinced me to go to "Circus for adults" at the Salida Yoga center last night. (it didn't take much)

We had so much fun! Jennifer is incredibly strong, and multi-talented, as you will see. She would tell me what to do, and I would do it, for the most part. There were a couple of the poses I couldn't do, but how fun! Then, there rings for tossing, plates for spinning, balls for juggling, and stilts for walking. FUN FUN FUN. This is the lovely and amazing Jennifer here, juggling while hula hooping! Whoa... I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time. I am definitely going to try the stilt walking next time. Her boyfriend, Dave was in charge of that aspect. I learned that plate spinning is NOT my special gift. However, I loved it, and I think everyone else who came loved it, too. I must say, it is well worth it to try something new every now and then. It makes life fuller, richer, and much more exciting.

Thank you, Jennifer and Dave, and everyone else who made joining the circus so much fun! (you know who you are!)


Mel said...

Circus for adults, eh? Well, I guess I'll allow it, as long as it doesn't involve anything clown-related!

Karine said...

nope, no clowns here. Don't worry!

Carla Sonheim said...

Wow... so awesome!!!!! Miss you... call when you get home!