“Time flies like a plane. Fruit flies like a banana.”
Another year has gone and a new one has come. I’m always amazed how fast time moves. We have created a number of great memories and look forward to what lies ahead.
As a professional clown I try to create a timeless atmosphere in which we can create long lasting memories. This is one of the joys of watching a live performance and really buying into the characters. There is something special that can happen. A bond can quickly develop between a clown and a child (young or old) because of a shared experience that transcends the everyday “normal.”
One of the great things about these experiences is that it is not dependent on time or location. Whether I am performing in a hospital room or in a circus ring, what matters is the connection we have with each other.
To wrap up this little thought progression I wanted to share with you a little game I play. It is one of the gauges I use to help me measure whether or not the audience is on the journey into the “timeless realm” with me. Here’s how it works. I watch them. If they check their phone or their wristwatch, I lose. But if you can see the look of childlike wonder in their eyes, not only do I win, but they win too.
I hope you take time this coming year to enjoy these little timeless moments. May God bless you this coming year!