Above - 4C Productions Littlest
Woman in the World
The midway after all is an odd place
to work every day, where the smell of frying fat fill the air where people
expect something exotic and exciting, where the voice of the talkers and the
canned happy music call out to us to step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and
see the one0and-only, the world-famous, the live-before-your-very-eyes original,
gen-u-wine America carnival.
And if you don't watch out, the life
can take hold of you. You need a wondering spirit and that show-must-go-on
determination that you are caught up in a spectacle, a culture greater than
yourself. If it's what you want, it can be great.
But if this isn't the life that you
hope for, then the carnival can grind you into the mud of a thousand forgotten
fairgrounds. It can leave you rootless, lost and sad. Inside the
slanted prism of a carny's life, the rest of the world can look out of balance
and not quite real - a little like, well, a sideshow.