Sunday, August 24, 2014
August 24. Day 236. Riding high
If finding a needle in a haystack wasn't an insurmountably difficult task, there wouldn't be a saying about it. The fact that there is suggests that it is universally accepted that this is not a simple operation. The fact that there is no similar saying about finding the haystack suggests to me that "normal" people don't consider it challenging to find a thing of such substantial size. But in such matters, I am not normal. I am special. When it comes to an inability to find places and things I am, in fact, quite gifted. Such as today. This weekend four of Brisbane's most beautiful parks were taking in a Parks Alive event filled with awesome family activities. I decided the City Botanic Gardens and the free circus skills would be the one for me. So with the dog, the teenager and the camera, I set out. I found a wedding, I found a duck pond, I found council sustainability tent with free trees and a children's playground. But circus performers? Nope. Because I am not male I even asked directions both at the council tent and of the two 16-year-olds practicing their skateboard skills nearby. I rather thought disappearing acts were more the business of magicians not circus performers but perhaps I am mistaken as well as directionally challenged. Although skateboarders Connor (in the black shirt) and Luke (in the white) couldn't solve the mystery of the missing acrobats they were eager to help and not short of a few tricks of their own so they agreed to let me photograph them instead. I consider that a fine deal if for no other reason than I had already found them.