1. So true. All of it. I love the part that reads, “You don’t have to be perfect to impress people. Let them be inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.”

    I heard something similar the other day. “It’s hard to blend in when you were made to stand out”.

    Being a clown is the most freeing thing I have ever done. And it’s sometimes hard to learn that it’s not about me. It’s about others. Thank you Priscilla, and Moosecamp, for helping me learn this. And for becoming my family. All of the clown friends I have made inspire me to be a better person each day.

    “And now for something completely different!”

  2. vicky manning

    These articles are so helpful. Just the other day a fellow clown and I were discussing another fellow clown who has become so negative we cannot understand why. This just made us realize that it has no place in the clown world. The spirit of clowning is in your soul .

  3. Betsy Kallmeyer

    I love articles like these. We truly need them. Thank you.

  4. Rob Owen

    Thank you for sharing this. There is a lot of food for thought.

    Being true to your clown self is an important trait for a clown. Your make up is not a mask. It is the face of your clown. When you clown you should not pretend. You become your clown from nose to toes. Then your actions and reactions are believable and your whole body is communicating with the audience, not just the face or voice.

  5. Jack Kramer (aka Polyester)

    The mention about losing track of time rings so true. I never wear a watch when I’m clowning, and I’ve never noticed any other clowns wearing a watch. If you’re having fun at an event and causing other people to have fun, a watch would only transmit a signal that you’ve set limits on how long you’re willing to keep this up. You’ll generally know when an event is over and that it’s time to pack it in. If you really do need to keep track of the time, there will always be a “normal” person around who’s wearing a watch.

  6. Jan Larson

    Wow! Some of that hit home! I am told I collect needy people, but I do not see them that way and I liked the comment about negitave people.


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