When the Circus comes to town, Keith has no money for entrance, but it’s easy enough for a scrawny eight year old to wriggle through the narrow gap between ground and canvas. Half hidden under the bleachers, he revels in the chaos—acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and knife throwers, silly clowns and exotic animals and the Ringmaster who orchestrates it all. He falls in love with the bright, fearless men and women who balance and swoop and fly through the air, held aloft by belief and magic.
He wants to do that. He wants to be that. He aches for it in his very bones.
Bookmarked by Aris_V
09 Mar 2021