Today, November 15th, I was hired to perform as a clown at a couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. It was a very nice family, and they had hired me to keep the children entertained — and I decided to entertain the adults as well. Everybody had a good time, and I received a tip on top of it, so everyone must have been pleased.
Some people think that all clowning is clown ministry, and I think that there’s a grain of truth in that. For example, I view it as an opportunity to show that there’s laughter, and happiness, in life, with the implication that Someone is behind that. In a secular event like the wedding anniversary, I need to leave it at that.
However, sometimes you give as a clown, and sometimes you receive.
If my Dad hadn’t passed away a little more than a year ago, today would have been my parents’ 50th anniversary.