Warmth, fellowship, brightness and festivities today! Engage in the carnival of life! Heed the barker’s call – the admission is simple involvement. Step right in, and see all the wondrous sights! Marvel at the death-defying acts. Laugh along with the ironic clowns. Visit the sideshow for strange and unexpected delights! Indulge in culinary delights, and drink deeply the honey-mead of engagement! Your time spent here is NOT frivolous! Quite the contrary: this circus will not only re-invigorate you, it will also heighten your awareness of the festive reality of being. So, for today, let us run away and join the circus. Even if we end up as stable keepers of elephants, we can be grateful to be a part of this magnificent experience. Blessed Be, and Amen.