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January 25, 2006

January 25, 2006

last exit

Exit to/from where?

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It wasn’t a simple exit from a carnie ride.

To her, it was a vision, an epiphany, if you will. Her entire life had been spent building up to this moment. On the other side of that flashy, impressive “EXIT” sign was a new life.

She’d followed, unhappily, in her mother’s footsteps and enlisted in the carnie lifestyle. Every step of the way, she’d dreaded it, UNTIL today. Today’s events had changed everything. This time she meant it. It was about time for her to be out of here.

So, without further adieu, the bearded lady stepped through the exit.

Posted by: Jim S at January 25, 2006 6:03 AM · Permalink

I really like this theme.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at January 25, 2006 7:10 AM · Permalink

Any trip to Florida would be incomplete without visiting Sarasota. Any tour of Sarasota must include the John Ringling home.

Hidden away on a beautiful beachfront property sits the most god-awful ugly house ever seen. Built to be reminiscent of a circus in every way, was accomplished, was surpassed, – in every way.

Hanging in the front hall, there’s a life-size portrait of John. A plaque below quotes Will Rogers describing the painting, “John, that’s the only time I’ve ever seen you with your hand in your own pocket”.

The exit sign hangs above the door leading to the gift shop.

Posted by: k at January 25, 2006 1:01 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!