Boots The Clown – World’s Greatest Act Part I

Boots the Clown, World’s Greatest Act is a story of comfort and hope during COVID times and beyond.  Boots arrived during lock down early 2020.  Please know you can freely share and pass on this link to others and print out the poster or story panel.

 

 

Free to print A4 posters/concertina book, with instructions (below and above).  Print, frame or stick up story panels.  Make a concertina book for window sills, desks, mantle pieces – do something of your own.  Free to print A3 poster.

 

 

The World’s Greatest Act Part I…

 

‘Boots’ the Clown was a worrier (underneath).  Boots worried about all the troubles right around the world.  Boots worried it was getting harder and harder for those struggling to be heard and seen amidst the din of selling, frenzy of buying and the glare of celebrity.

 

 

Endlessly, Boots worried about the children.  The fires.  Trees.  Animals.  The ocean.  The air.  And that one day, everything would be lost.  All of these worries felt impossible to do anything about.  Until, one strange day, the curtain went up.

 

 

Time stopped.  Something was in the air that changed everything.  People began to see each other again.  Help each other again.  Speak to their neighbours.  Wave to strangers.  Smile at each other through windows.  The world was warming – but this time, in a good way.

 

 

 

What felt impossible yesterday, now felt so much closer to possible.  And with new things to worry about, the old worries suddenly took a back seat.

 

Boots the Clown wasn’t worried that those things were being neglected.  Boots could see that the solution to many of the old worries was on its way through the changes the world was making to solve the new worry.

 

And so, through the urgency and seriousness of the new worry, for the very first time (ever), the whole world united.  Everyone was finally waking up.  A new way had to be seen.  The music could now be heard.  The crowd were singing, together.  And this time, they were not so out of tune.

 

Footnote:  Boots arrived initially with the characters telling one complete story, which became Part I (above).  Then individual stories/poems arrived for each (Part II) post below.