Thank you, Juju, for caring enough to write of your 2008 Russia Clown Trip with us. I’ve often wished that
every clown would make such a log so I can see the trips through their eyes. I
love that you came, even though your daughter said you weren’t funny.
In reading your log, I enjoyed how it included your e-mails home and sweet quotes as your clowning and
engagement with your co-travelers unfolded. You say many things I hope would be
said about the experience of touching and being touched by others, writing also
about fears and concerns. I think that by reading this, a future clown would
get excited and have a good idea how to prepare for a trip.
I hope someone who reads it would realize that all of this could happen in his or her own community. You
can ask yourself as you enter each day, “Why don’t I go spread love and fun in
the world? I know it matters, and I know I can do it.”
I hope you’ll come on another trip.
All my love,
February 10, 2010