A Juggling Fool

Some say that if you don’t know how to juggle, you shouldn’t try to do it when you start out clowning. Hogwash. Why do I juggle? In my mind, it was the portrait of an ideal clown. I am someone who does find clowns kinda creepy, except when they start to juggle my anxiety melts away. Because you stop thinking about the weird make-up or the obnoxious gags. You start thinking about skill. And seeing someone throw pins up and throw them in a cascade pattern? It’s mesmerizing.