Posted by Neil on April 03, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Send in the Clowns - clarification posted by Amy on March 26, 2005
In the circus, say on a trapeze, people have to trust that when one lets go the other will catch you. If anyrhing goes wrong in the circus, in any one of the life threatening, risk-taking, balancing acts there, the first thing the ring master does is send in the clowns to distract the audience from the tragedy that has occurred. The tragedy in our life needs to be balanced by laughter.