Thursday, April 26, 2007

Have I joined the circus? Or is this my life?

The Ringmaster steps into the spotlight and says, "Ladies and Gentlemen, we have with us tonight an amazing artist. She's the daredevil of juggling. She writes while she drives, she drives while she writes. She judges contests while eating her supper, she edits her work while talking to her mother."

And the amazing artist whips out into Ring Number One and performs her act. Meanwhile the Ringmaster says, "Ladies and Gentlemen, in the Center Ring we have an Amazing Artist who has traveled from the far reaches of Illinois to be with us tonight. This special performance is a never been tried before act of being in two places at once!"

The frazzled artist zips toward Center Ring, still brushing her hair and clipping her ear ring in place. She's forgotten her pen but the Ringmaster magically produces one and the signing begins, while the phone ringing in her purse becomes the annoying disturbance it is.

Then the Ringmaster steps into Ring Number Three. "Ladies and Gentlemen, for your special entertainment tonight, we have the Amazing Artist coming in after work. She's running three programs and making a cake for the bazaar, but she'll be here as soon as she puts gas in her car."

Meanwhile, back in Ring Number One, her granddaughters arrive on the scene, ready to plant tulips and play on the swing. A Bookstore is calling from Center Ring wondering if she could travel to Mars for her next book signing? Then Ring Number Three needs more programs to be run and if she could, could she chair just one?

The Ringmaster steps out into the Center Ring and announces," Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight we have a special performance, an amazing artist asleep at her desk. Please keep your applause to the end, her nap won't take long, but her snoring is quite entertaining."

Til next time ~


1 comment:

Morgan Mandel said...

That is all so true. I don't know if I should laugh or cry.

Morgan Mandel