This year’s World Circus Day marked over a year of life in a pandemic. Some circuses spent the holiday in isolation, some in the midst of plans for the future, and some in the early stages of getting back up on their feet. Peter Fekete, Minister of State for Culture of Hungary, offered these words of hope and acknowledgment as another April passed in tandem with COVID-19.
of hope and acknowledgment as another April passed in tandem with COVID-19. The motion and momentum of a backflip can neither be interrupted in time, nor in space. At most when pausing a movie. But life is not a movie, and a movie is not life. Unfortunately, orfortunately. I don’t consider the pandemic as part of our lives, nor do I consider it to be a disruption. It is bad and cruel. I believe it is a horror movie, neglecting any dramaturgy, which we have to turn off in order to be able to continue living our previous – less adventurous –everyday lives, while wishing these horrors did not even appear in our worst nightmares. The world has to wake up from this terrible fantasy, claiming too many victims. We have to continue living our ordinary lives or start reality from the bottom. From the tip of the toes to the top of the head, from the ground to the sky. But make no mistake, the factual disruption of our everyday lives cannot be disregarded. Let us be encourage...
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