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December 4, 2007
ACT III: The Clowns

The clowns were sensitive souls who missed their mothers. They wrote letters home once a week, describing their antics. In their spare time, they contemplated their own mortality and bathed the elephants. They were sad clowns.

On stage they performed physical comedy, although their hearts weren't really in it. They also slandered the good name of the bareback horse rider and questioned her virtue. By this time I didn't have the energy to defend her, so I halfheartedly pretended to laugh along with the joke.

Once the show was over, the clowns fell back into melancholia.