‘People like eccentrics. Therefore they will leave me alone, saying that I am a mad clown.’ –
“I am not crying, but have tears in my heart.”
I have even pondered reading my first ever Charles Dickens book, excluding the school enforced Hard Times. No doubt, if spotted in a charity shop, The Pickwick Papers will make it onto my shelves to tempt further.
The photograph that accompanied the tweet this morning reminded me of my escape time at Cimetière de Montmartre in Montmartre last year and this particular clown – a sculpture of Nijinsky.
I was pleasantly surprised at the time with the Clown of God – now I will have to think as to whether it was intended to be pleasant after all.