Truly my childhood days were very much what I imagine circus life to be. An extraordinary life not noticed at all until the Ringleader calls for the spotlight to shine your way. The Bobwhites and I often found ourselves in the most fantastical places because my mother seemed to know the most interesting people.
Friends with the owner of Iverson Mall where the Paint and Pallet's art shows were held, she was commissioned to paint very large sized oils for the executive offices at his new business venture, the Capitol Center in Landover, Maryland.
One of the country's first covered arenas and home of the NHL Washington Capitols, the Bobwhites got to attend every event that came to town, Admit One tickets in our pockets!
We especially loved the Wringing Brothers Circus. The Flying Walendas thrilled us with their tower of chairs perched on a tight rope as high as the rafters. Lions that could escape at any moment, whispered rumors that one had been caught just that morning. Clowns in tiny cars, beautiful women on horseback, sequins and colors keeping our eyes wide.
Forever summer days would soon become winter boyfriend love. Tickets for two close to the ice, no room for childhood friends. Days spent with the Bobwhites seemed as childish as the circus.
Forever Love allows the memory to travel back in time. The Ringmaster's spotlight finding forgotten moments of youth when young girls thrilled to be together with Admit One tickets in their pockets, Free.