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“It is the worse time to be a clown.” I said to Doodle.
The aged clown sighed and leaned back as far as he could on the three-legged stool. He only wore the faintest amount of greasepaint: Blue diamonds around his eyes and a thin black and red smile touching each cheek. “Listen Knicknack, clowns have been around since ancient Greece. We’ve survived empires and wars. We can survive a few scary movies.”
“A few scary movies?” I said. “It’s more than that! Ringling Brothers closed last year! The clown association has lost half of it’s membership in five years. Half! And even McDonalds ended their Ronald program. There’s nowhere else for us to go except these run-down mom-and-pop circuses, Doodle!”
The Redemption of the Clown by Nathan James Norman
Originally written for the sermon I Am Right - Proverbs 22:1