Hi.

Welcome clown haters, clown lovers, and those undecided.

Writing an About page and deleting an About page and rewriting an About page
is the closest thing to having an existential crisis I’ve experienced in a while.
(And hey, don’t look at the word About for too long…)


So here are a few words to fill some space. 

This is a creative outlet.

oh,
and maybe a picture: 

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(Admittedly, I may have stolen this from Facebook. I apologise if it is yours.)

And maybe this (inspired by a writing prompt for a ten word autobiography):

Oscillating
between the embrace and rebuke
of my inner clown

(Prompt and amazing contributions can be found here: Go Dog Go Café writing prompt )

I am truly moved by the ocean of talent on WP, and the support, connection and inspiration that it offers. And thanks for taking the time.
I so appreciate the fascinating people I have met through this! 

Vanessa

(Unless otherwise stated, all photos are my own, or stills from videos I have used).

email: vanessa_flower@yahoo.com

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    • Thank you! It’s very interesting isn’t it? I’ve so enjoyed the connections I’ve made, and the extraordinary talent more than anything. Definitely a whole new world, absolutely wonderful! Thanks for commenting 🙂

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  1. Hi, I am so glad to meet you! Loved your About Statement. Night Owl? Loved the way you came into blogging. My daughter started my blog, unbeknownst to me and said, “here. I’m going to help you face your fears, so I push you so you can fly”. I’m in the air but still taking flight training. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and following. I am pleased to be able to know and follow you now too!

    Loved your lines – “Have been truly moved by the ocean of talent on WP. The support and connection that it offers has also been a beautiful and humbling surprise”. There is an ocean of talent here and I’m loving it too. And just like you I find the interest, support and community a “beautiful and humbling experience” also. Thanks for sharing. You probably shouldn’t encourage banter from me. LOL! I might get carried away.

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    • Thank you for the visit, and your thoughtful comments.
      I am a night owl, actually, and I’m in Australia so the time zone thing on WP gets tricky!
      What a wonderful daughter you have, you must be proud!

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      • No, My pleasure and so glad to meet you! I have been converted into getting up about 4 a.m. instead of the night owl thing. So, how many hours are you ahead of Central time US? Yes, I am blessed with a wonderful daughter! Yes, she was great growing up too, lucky for me, she was a straight arrow. I realize how lucky I am when I listen to other parents horror stories. Thank you, Lord! LOL!!

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        • 4am. Wow. I have another writer friend who does that. I’m normally awake then, after just a few hours of sleep, so I’d be turning over hoping for a couple more!
          Let’s see, I normally judge by Colorado time, we lived there for ten years, 11 years ago. It’s 6.40pm here on the 15th, must be 1.10am in Colorado, if I have that right still.
          I am happy for you that things have gone well with your daughter! We don’t have kids, but I love them, and can only imagine the challenges these days.
          It’s lovely to meet you too.

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    • Yes, bless those people in our lives!
      The clown thing is interesting isn’t it? I honestly never really understood them.
      Anyway, it is late here, so I will say good night. But thank you so much for visiting! 🙂

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  2. I agree. Your blog IS quite intriguing. Interesting also, that you are married to a pastor. Such a unique challenge. Oy. Keep up the great writing, dear.

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  3. Your blog title intrigued me enough to visit and the first post I read — bizarre enough to make me laugh out loud and one of the most “casually eloquent” blogs I’ve yet come across — will make me a follower! What is it about you folk from down under and the English language?! I mean none of you can speak well enough to be understood by the rest of your fellows in the English-speaking world (or your accent obscures this fact) yet so many of you write like there is no tomorrow and today you must leave your Shakespearean imprint. As we like to say here in the States, with equal eloquence: it don’t make no sense!

    Thank gosh above for clowns or your dislike for them might never have inspired this amazing blog!

    Take care.

    From a blogger who tends to write from a less humorous and likely less engaging viewpoint.

    Admiringly,

    Pamela Spiro Wagner

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    • What a very intriguing comment, Pamela. Thank you so much for visiting, and reading, and commenting 🙂 And I really do thank you for your compliments, it’s an honour you think it’s amazing.
      What you said about language made me laugh out loud! My husband is American and we lived in Colorado for 10 years, and what I have found is that Americans don’t have an ear for our accent. Just as I didn’t for Spanish. Before then, it was so out of my experience.
      But the whole incongruence between the casual talking and the more articulate writing, that’s definitely a cultural difference I think. That could be a long, and interesting conversation 🙂

      haha the whole clown thing…I don’t have time now to explain, but I really do appreciate you visiting. Thank you!
      Vanessa

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  4. I have read your ‘about’ bit for the first time today and found it interesting. Also, I didn’t know that people liked an ‘about’ page and it has prompted me to follow suit. I think I have got the hang of it but if you get chance would you have a look? Any feedback would be good (although I’m pretty sure it needs no amendments). Thank you in advance. Yours, no.43

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    • Hi Miriam. I’m sorry I missed your comment for some reason.
      haha about clowns…I never liked the painted clowns as a child, I never understood them, or why they had masks. But I have never been a fan of makeup generally.
      But I also have a tendency to clown around instead of dealing with things that need to be dealt with, so this is about finding balance, really. I don’t take myself too seriously, normally…sounds like you and your clowns might know exactly what I mean 🙂
      But there are some things that demand more serious attention from me. So I am working on what I think of it all.

      Thanks for the visit, and for commenting ☺

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  5. Hello, found you via Steve Simpson’s blog. Beautiful poetry, and if I may say so, your site name is not only eye catching but also sound advice.

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    • Hi! Thank you so much for the visit and your kind words!
      haha I appreciate your comment on the name as well…I really did not like painted clowns as a child. I didn’t understand it at all. I still don’t…
      Plus, I really tend not to take myself too seriously, so I have been pondering all of that. The name just seemed to fit – sometimes it is meant as good advice, sometimes it is me being tongue in cheek. More often than not, I don’t know what the heck is going on 😁
      I love Steve’s creativity and sense of humour. Blogging has been so much more than I anticipated.
      Thank you for the follow 🌸
      Vanessa

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  6. I cannot not to follow as I hate clowns and always did and even more after the second time my grandmother brought me to the circus as a child and when I started to cry at the sight of the clown she brought me back home asking for a psicological assessment 😱how can a normal child not like circus and clowns?

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    • Wow, really? That’s tragic!
      I completely sympathise… i never understood circuses and wondered if there were something i was missing…
      Thanks so much for your visit and follow! 🌸 you’re in good company here haha 😁

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      • If you want my opinion,you never missed anything except the acrobats they are very good but they don’t worth the burden of the clown😂😂My girls never went to a circus because I against circus with animals and they are fine with that😉

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        • I did go once, I was about 10 maybe…I agree, I loved the acrobats, but everything else baffled me. And I visited some of the elephants afterwards ( African ones are my favourite animal) and it was very poignant.
          I guess circuses were borne of a time where people wanted entertainment and distraction from their very hard lives…but the animal thing is so sad. And then I wonder about the things on tv just for entertainment…yikes…ugh, humans!!
          I am glad your girls feel that way 🙂

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    • Dear Ibrahim,
      Well this is an interesting place for you to pop up 🤓
      Please do not worry about us. Darrin feels very well. He will find out more in November, and we will have vacation time in October we are looking forward to. We are okay right now. The future is in God’s hands.
      Thank you sincerely for your kind concern and for blessings. It moves my heart.
      (I promise to keep you posted. 😁)

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        • I’m sorry I haven’t got there lately to check out your maniac ramblings 🤡Too many distractions right now. But I will when I can. Your mind is a fascinating place. 😁
          You take care too. In all seriousness. God bless you and your mind with peace young Abe 🌸

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hi. friendly banter is always welcome.

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