Last weekend was the Buskerfest in Toronto. Each year my family and I go to have a look at the various acts, and to enjoy a little entertainment. I always enjoy the mimes: their stillness, their movements, their costumes. This year we saw a harlequin who was playing an accordion.
Each time a person put a coin in the bucket, the mime would move and play a little of the accordion.
I enjoyed the music: it had a little feeling of old France to it.
While waiting for coin to be dropped in the bucket, the mime would pose. Each pose we saw was different.
Many people surrounded this mime, waiting for movement.
We watched for a while. My children were fascinated by both the stillness and movement.
I appreciate the mimes at the Buskerfest: the time they have put into their costume; and the time they have spent practising their craft.
Do you enjoy watching Mimes?
(I would like to dedicate this post to two fellow bloggers: Belinda at Busy Mind Thinking who is often housebound; and Julie who blogs at Wings and Things who is going through a hard time at the moment.)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013