Dr Dolan's story, printed on this Poetic Art Card, "Circus Angel": Circus performers, once shunned away from society for being different, for being freaks, ended up making people smile, laugh and wonder. The circus put on a life-enhancing show for those who were willing to open their hearts and minds to it. Once a performer for the circus, a young woman struggled to survive; yet she lived with a burning passion to help the people who misunderstood her. Her greatest success in life was her trail of breathtaking performances, igniting inspired audiences everywhere. A thought, a wish, a dream, would brighten their spirits, and their eyes would sparkle brighter than the circus lights. This was her undying mission, and it is what earned her an honorary position among the angels. She is the Circus Angel.
Now, the face of this olde world performer drifts across a stage, and beyond the curtains to show herself to me. I sit, I meditate on who she is and what she emotes. She tells me that she discovered a mysterious curtain, one that painfully divides ill people from those who have the great fortune of health. She was shocked and saddened to see this curtain of cruelty. Why does this divide even exist? When humanity gathers without question, and without hesitation, to assist those who need help; that is when human beings become humane.
Ill people are real-life heroes. Everyday they endure what most people fear. Give them a platform and they will teach us. They once lived center stage in their lives, and now they are left alone, hidden behind an invisible cloak, living with some of the greatest untapped wisdom the world may never know. Unless, we unleash the wings of angels, open the oppressive curtains of isolation, and set these heroic survivors free.
The greatest show on earth is not that of a circus, it is the display of loving grace from one person to another.
Dr Franky Dolan
ABOUT POETIC ART CARDS/MINI ART PRINTS: (Cards can be framed as little art prints! Non-folding, postcard format!)
Dr Franky Dolan's touching writing style has been published in numerous magazines, for his unique ability to provoke nostalgia and inspiration. He had a dream of creating these little cards, which can be shared abundantly, all for the purpose of lifting the heavy hearts of the world. He created an entire series of deeply beautiful poetic stories that accompany his original paintings and creations. Now, those powerful images and poetic stories come together in one easily shared package. These are much more than just simple greeting cards, they are true works of literature and visual art.
Each card is printed in a one-sheet (non-folded) format that can be handled like beautiful little art prints, framed and hung on the wall; or they can be traded or shared like traditional collectable cards. In order to maximize the flexibility of these cards, they come as a single sheet of glossy cardstock paper, like a postcard format. The backside has the accompanying poetic story, with enough open space for you to write your own little sweet notes to someone special. Complimentary crisp white envelopes are included for every card.
DETAILS: The cards measure a standard 5.5" by 4.25". ...What fun to have and to share these little magical works of art!