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Town people and circus people

Happy birthday, Bernie!!! Got a Roberts/Nieuwendyk drabble for you.

Read The Circus In Winter last night. It's several linked short stories about circus performers at their winter residence in Indiana, and spans a few generations to follow the lives of their descendants who remain in the town even though the circus is long gone.

It made me achy in a good way. One of the characters in the book says that there are town people and circus people--town people want to stay in one place and circus people want to travel to new places and meet new people. Sometimes the characters are town people who are unhappy having to travel with the circus, but it's mostly circus people who end up, for whatever reason, living as town people but longing to travel and that's what made me all achy.

Watched 28 Days Later and Pleasantville, which is (disturbingly) more relevant today with the oppression of people in the name of "moral values" and all.

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I am so glad that I am not the only one who felt that way about "Pleasantville"

Yeah, he really nailed it. For them, it's not about doing what's right as they claim, but about being afraid of change.


thank you! I loved it.

I agree with you one hundred per cent about pleasantville. i saw it again (only lsightly cut) on tbs and I thought how the film maker could probably call himself cassandra.

To my shame I am reading "The Lost World." bwhahahaha. So bad it's awesome

*cuddles* You're very welcome!!! :D

Unfortunately blind faith can't be argued with. :(

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