One of my weaknesses that has emerged ‘over the years’ is that I am a professional dabbler. I love picking up new hobbies, but I rarely keep them long enough to develop much prowess. Not anymore!
Over the past few weeks, I have spent a half hour each day practicing either juggling or hooping with pretty awesome results. The first time I took my juggling balls to the local park, I entertained a group of 3-year-olds who stood transfixed despite their mothers’ best attempts to get them to play.
The second time I was surrounded by a group of 6-year-olds who decided to create a talent show around my juggling, complete with singing and dancing. Perhaps best of all, the third time a little girl came up to me and asked: “Are you a clown?” When I said no, she then said “Oh… you must be a clown in training.” High praise from a little one!
I don’t have a tremendous bag of tricks, but my skills have definitely progressed to the passable level. Perhaps one day they will be good enough for me to volunteer as a medical clown. Smile-inducing! 🙂
posted by ayo