The first time I gave a conscious thought to going to the circus was when I read a Tom and Jerry story about the circus. The next time the circus impinged upon my consciousness was when I read Asterix the gladiator. That was a different kind of circus though. Finally, I read about the circus in hard times by Charles Dickens. This post is about circus 1 and 3.
The problem with a circus if you can’t see is that it is difficult to tell what is happening. Audio description may not help. You will be told that an acrobat is swinging by a rope. Um well, you say, what rope? Is the rope connected to anything? What does a clown look like? Some of you may say, well use your artificial eye you know, the eye implants and other ways to access visual information. Sorry no dice. Things happen too fast. This is why static images are the only way to go or perhaps slow motion video. See the following post titled Roll Up, Roll Up.. It’s time for the Circus!! by Hellen Cherry. It relates her experiences of visiting a circus and has nicely alt tagged images. Use your technology of choice to perceive the images.
I used the vOICe. My favorite images are those of the acrobat and the candy floss. The acrobat because of the idea of someone swinging by a rope. It is easy to sense the rope. The candy floss has an interesting rhythm too.
There you have it, a circus you can enjoy without the crouds and experience fully, all from the comfort of your chair.
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