Cat with Hat

July 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Clowns make you laugh and sometimes cry out in fear. They are meant to be funny I suppose. Well I think it’s frightening to be one because it’s a lot of pressure. Tell a joke wrong and your making someone cry. Oh my!

When I was young my mother worked as an ECE (early child educator) for children who did not speak English. Often they had immigrated to Canada with their parents. These children where specifically English as a second language ages ranging from 1 to 5 if my memory is kind to me. Often they never saw a clown before as their mother culture didn’t feature them. So on Halloween  my mother would dress up as one. She made a lot of kids laugh for sure. However quite a few would end up crying because of her costume. I always remember this in fondness because of the irony. A whimsical character of comedy has made it into the scary books of so many people. As a lover of irony I can’t resist to love it.


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