Almost by by accident, and luckily so, I came across this on Tim Tegge's Facebook page, and what comfort I take in it. The story is such a painful one. Big Apple, Cole, and now the Big Show itself
I have many many thoughts and questions about Kenneth Feld's sudden move in declaring an end to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. I may turn them into a future post.
Here, Tim eloquently puts it all in a calming and affirmative perspective:
SANTA CLAUS IS NOT DEAD, AND NEITHER IS THE CIRCUS!
Feld Entertainment has made it "official" this evening (1-14-17) that they will pull the plug on Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey, forever, in May of this year. A sad announcement, to say the least, BUT... they cannot pull the plug on the circus! It's really that simple. There IS, indeed, a place in today's world for the traditional circus, and although Barnum coined the iconic phrase, which has been RBB&B's trademark for 146 years, it is the CIRCUS as an entity (not a monster truck show, or Disney on Ice, or any sporting event) that remains the Greatest Show On Earth.
Thank you, Tim.