HNT ~ I want to join the Cirque-us.

I’d only seen Cirque Du Soleil on video. This has little bearing on the live experience. As a performer, I know this well. Theater is already in 4 dimensions, and so it cramps and flattens on film. SO, I was thrilled to be able to get discount tix to see the new offering from Cirque, oVo.

I didn’t realize it would change my perceptions about how I see myself.

I love circuses, even as far back as cheesy ass Ringling Brothers. But I’m not bendy, I’m not an animal trainer, I’m dissatisfied with the standard “clown gig,” and I had no fancy physical geek tricks.

But Cirque has room for me.

oVo’s loose story is about bugs, doing the shit bugs do when they are human sized and have no fear or bones.

But wait…among the contortionists, acrobats and jugglers…the aerialists and the undefinable magic makers, there was a fat Black Ladybug lady…and she is one of the central characters in the show! In the circus! And she was awesome!

Go Ladybug Lady!

And she looked like me.So, maybe I can join the circus one day.

Until then, I will hold the lovely shiny butterfly close to my heart.  What butterfly? Well! At the end of the show, more happy happened. Seeming millions of these came fluttering out of cannons in the top of the Grand Chapiteau at the end of the show. I brought them home, tucked in my bra, where they stuck.

But I want them to remind me.

Remind me that big bugs can fly, too.

Happy HNT!

Click the golden butterfly.....

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  1. Luna on December 3, 2009 at 12:37 AM

    Thanks for the share! This is the second wonderful review I have heard about this show, so I hope I have a chance to see it.

    Love the pic of the lady bug!


  2. pixie on December 3, 2009 at 12:42 AM

    Oh how wonderful neat! and those butterflies are just lovely :)
    .-= pixie´s most recent blog moment of Zen on the net was…HNT ~ Stockings =-.

    • mollena on December 3, 2009 at 1:03 AM

      Yay! Thank you miss pixie!! :-) Happy HNT!

  3. Shannon on December 3, 2009 at 12:59 AM

    I LOVE the Cirque. And those fotos make me happy.

    • mollena on December 3, 2009 at 1:03 AM


      YOUR happy makes ME happy and the world is, officially, a better Place.



  4. Curvaceous Dee on December 3, 2009 at 1:17 AM

    I’ve never had the pleasure of Cirque – my brother went earlier this year, but not me. (One day …) That said, I’m delighted you shared this with us! Maybe there’s room for you, and for me!

    Your click-through was one of my favourite images this week, so it’ll be in my Sunday roundup.

    xx Dee

    • mollena on December 3, 2009 at 12:22 PM

      Woooooooo!! That is so wonderful! Thank you for honoring me!



      Happy HNT :-D

  5. Vixen on December 3, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Oh VERY pretty. Love your beautiful smile and the click thru is *most* excellent!
    .-= Vixen´s most recent blog moment of Zen on the net was…Princess in Waiting (part 3) ~HNT =-.

    • mollena on December 3, 2009 at 12:23 PM

      Much appreciated, Vixen! Happy HNT!!



  6. SleepingDreamer on December 3, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    I’ve never been to a show but I want to, oh do I want to! Maybe someday I’ll finally get to see it in person. Absolutely beautiful HNT!
    .-= SleepingDreamer´s most recent blog moment of Zen on the net was…Selling Off the Clutter =-.

    • mollena on December 3, 2009 at 12:24 PM

      I hope that you do too…it is a most excellent way to have the pure sensation of amazement the likes of which are rare for us form whom childhood is but a state of mind :-)

      Happy HNT!


  7. southerngirl on December 3, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    The shows are fabulous…. I followed the butterfly and you look beautiful too. HHNT!!
    .-= southerngirl´s most recent blog moment of Zen on the net was…HNT: Island in the Sun =-.

    • mollena on December 3, 2009 at 12:25 PM

      *curtsy* And thank YOU, southerngirl, for visiting….happy HNT!!



  8. Jade on December 3, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    You have an absolutely lovely smile.

    .-= Jade´s most recent blog moment of Zen on the net was…Other Bits & Pieces =-.

  9. Sunshine Love on December 4, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    I love this post, not least because I too want to run away and join the circus. This totally reminds me of the incredible feeling I got when I was finally able to get my fat ass flipped up into the aerial hammock and fly like a real girl, proving that you don’t have to be skinny to do circus arts, just very, very determined.
    .-= Sunshine Love´s most recent blog moment of Zen on the net was…Feel the Love on FriendFeed today =-.

  10. Fantasia Lillith on December 6, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Saw OvO and loved it!Cirque is the only reason I want to go to Vegas … to see the BIG shows … O, Ka, Zumanity (18+) etc.
    .-= Fantasia Lillith´s most recent blog moment of Zen on the net was…Tears of Redemption =-.

  11. Amorous Rocker on December 7, 2009 at 4:21 AM

    Oh my gosh, I want to go see Cirque Du Soleil up close and personal so bad. One day, I will.

    This is a great post. I’m glad you were inspired.

    Also, gorgeous pictures. ;)
    .-= Amorous Rocker´s most recent blog moment of Zen on the net was…The Blogger Toy Fundraiser =-.

  12. Utica on December 7, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    i love your HNT! very whimsical and pretty ^_^

  13. Kat on April 8, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    I wish Cirque De Soliel shows were a bit more affordable for me. I have had near misses inn catching thier show. I love the costumery and you just cant turn down a guy in spandex. :)

    Love the ladybug costume. She looks so happy and free. :) You would make a hot ladybug too but I imagine pasties on you (not a kid-friendly showing, but you get the point). :)