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Avoiding A Painful Tumble A Circus Fairy Tale …in which two very different people surmount obstacles gracefully.

Author: grey-johnson

Post on 16-Mar-2016




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A circus fairy tale in whichtwo people surmount obstacles gracefully.


  • Avoiding A Painful Tumble A Circus Fairy Tale

    in which two very different people surmount obstacles gracefully.

  • Morgan tripped down the line, doing his semi-

    dance to entertain the people outside the Big Top

    who were waiting for the show to begin. In the

    circus, everyone has a job, and he was suited for his.

    He thought of being a trick rider, and jumping

    through a hoop held by Circus Girl, but his

    diminished stature prevented him. He could not

    safely bounce that way.

  • She, however, believed in all possibilities,

    and because she rode an elephant, everything in her

    gaze was equally short, and therefore equally able to

    live a life of positive outcomes. Many times she

    invited him to try to perform, and many times he

    refused, becoming more ashamed of what he could

    not help with each invitation. Regardless of the

    smooth rhythm and strength of the finest horse, he

    knew he would painfully tumble. It was not a choice;

    it was the way he was made.

  • Then one day, as the weather chapped her skin, she

    slid off the elephant and tiptoed to the ground below.

    In the moment that her slippered feet hit the earth,

    she found a new recognition, and at once believed

    Morgan to be who he said he was all along, reliant on

    taller folk, misshapen, and timid. His eyes, finally,

    convincingly, forced her to stop hoping for his

    impossible success.

  • Circus Girl remained confident on the back of

    her loyal beast, shining inside the Big Top, and

    Morgan remained on the Midway, shiny himself in a

    different light. Sometimes he watched her through a

    crack, because she was interesting and talented, and

    sometimes she commented on his performance as she

    strolled along the Midway. It was not necessary for

    them to be sad when currents of rushing Circus-goers

    moved them in different directions, for they were well

    matched to their particular ways of living, and

    therefore lived peacefully ever after.

  • Grey Johnson is from a small town in the

    Southeastern United States.

    She lives a quiet life with a loud imagination.

    You can contact her at [email protected]