This is a response to the one-word prompt “Circus” by “The Daily Post.”
If you have ever been to a circus and seen all the animals, the acrobats, the acts, the sights and smells; you know that it can all be a little overwhelming as it is exciting. That in my view pretty much describes life in general. It can be exciting, scary, a lot of different smells and attractions, but above all life can and often is very overwhelming at times.
Actually, the more I think about it as I write this the I realize that yes life is very much like a circus, no it is a circus. Think about, just about any one of life’s many experiences can be compared to what one experiences at a real live circus. There is the crowds at a circus to dealing with others every day of one’s life to nothing happening in a vacuum. The second one really strikes me, for just as almost all of what you will experience at a circus will come together to give you the feelings of awe that you take away from a circus so to, is it with life’s experience.
One’s life is offten filled with so many challenges and obstacles that you can easily be just “flooded” at times, yet at the same time you can be given these moments that just wow you and make you realize that life is very much worth it. Life is amazing that way in just all that it can offer you and throw at you. This is also the case with a circus, with everything that goes on at a circus, it can be very hard to take it all in, yet you still get blown away by some of what you experience, either it is a certain act or to just something as simple as the smells you encounter.
Above all, the one thing that really makes life a circus is that both a circus and life can just be plain crazy at times; amazing but crazy. You first go to a circus and can be immediately overwhelemed by all you see/experience that you are not quite sure what your first move is. So to, is it with life, sometimes you experience so much at any given time that you just don’t know what to do. No matter it being the circus or life, sometimes you just need to not worry about what you are going to do or how to do it and just enjoy the ride. Life is a circus; enjoy it while you can!