Best Pictures and Music Are Smiling, Happy Children

“To me, there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; No music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter”P. T. Barnum

The Greatest Show on Earth

Today’s quote of the week is in tribute to the man, the Circus and people across the globe whose lives continue to be Socially Sparked by all circuses performing today.

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)Smiling, happy children. Happy is the So Sparked Word of the Day. The Quote of the Week comes from showman Phineas Taylor “P. T.” Barnum a/k/a P.T. Barnum — credited with creating the circus concept with his “Barnum’s American Museum” (1841), “P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome” (1875); a few other formations. until it eventually led to the formation of the beloved Ringling Brother’s Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1841-1919 In 1841 showman Phineas Taylor “P. T.” Barnum purchased the “Scudder’s American Museum” , he then changed the name to “Barnum’s American Museum

Sadly, the news of Ringling Brother’s Barnum & Bailey Circus’ May closing is a tragedy of American history. Earlier this month, The Big Apple Circus announced that it will close its doors, as well. To me, this is personal.  My earliest memories are of attending the Circus with my parents as a child. I have taken my two children to the Circus multiple times so they could have the phenomenal experience.  And, unfortunately, my five-year-old niece will never have this entertainment spectacular memory unless we start a movement to save the Circuses out there!

Just sayin’.  So be happy this week, smile and make a child laugh. And, by all means, rally to save the Circus! — Abbe is Socially Sparked!

To learn more about P. T. Barnum and the Barnum and Bailey Circus 1841 – on the Barnum and Bailey Circus name.