Life is a Circus!


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Please note the great artwork from Tom, and Mary of the circus, courtesy of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Original air date: Monday, February 01, 2016

Is it just us, or does life feel like managing a three-ring circus? If you’re ever thought of running away to join the circus, perhaps you don’t have far to run. Malayna has found the circus metaphor has helped her reduce stress and offered cheer, even if only from imagining the background music. Join her and Stacy as they talk about what the circus has symbolized to generations of kids and the young at heart, how it has been depicted in film and television, and how we can enjoy life as a circus!

Notes & Resources:

Music Videos:

Step Right Up! 6 Circus-Themed Music Videos


  • Tim Burton films – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Big Fish, Batman, Beetlejuice, with Danny Elfman Soundtracks – colorful, patterns
  • American Horror Story
  • Leap of Faith – tent revival
  • Dumbo
  • Water for Elephants
  • The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Wings of Desire

About MalaynaDawn

She sees everything in life as a metaphor for spiritual growth, and shares her ideas via Pop Conscious. Author of Echoes Across Time, a spiritual adventure novel, she has written for a variety of positive websites and magazines, and dabbled in many areas of the entertainment industry. Born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Malayna lived in Sri Lanka for 12 years, learning and writing about the world and its people. Find out what she's learned at!

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