Cecilio Garnica was a traveling man, a gypsy some would say, a Salab to be precise. At a young age when his path and that of a traveling circus crossed somewhere in Spain he made a life changing discovery: he had a special talent (and love) for the trapeze. He decided to join this circus and to see the world with a fresh new perspective. He quickly became a star.
He found his new life very comfortable as it didn't differ much from his life as a gypsy with the added bonus of doing what he loved and having traveling partners consisting of a cast of characters so diverse and talented that each night as he returned to his carriage to sleep he always looked forward to the adventures the next day would bring.
After several years of traveling throughout Europe Cecilio felt there was something missing from his life and he decided it was time to set off on his own. He packed up his few belongings and boarded a ship to Mexico where he started his own circus, "Cecilio Garnica's Flying Circus". Several years passed and Cecilio, now a young adult, gained great fame and notoriety for his astonishing trapeze feats. People came from far and wide when they heard that Cecilio and his small yet famous circus were coming to town.
One fine evening when Cecilio was performing his routine he noticed a beautiful girl watching with the look of amazement in her almond-shaped eyes. He thought to himself that she must be the lovliest girl in all the world (and he would know, for he must have seen millions from his perch, up in the highest heights of the tent). That evening as he made his way down the ladder he saw her lingering near the entrance of the tent. He approached and saw a twinkle in her eyes and a slight smile on her lips. At first he was quite flattered, but then he noticed the focus of her gaze was directed over his shoulder and turning around he realized she was staring at the trapeze.
He took her hand and led her toward the ladder. He checked the knots securing the net beneath the heights of the swinging bar and as he did so he went over in his mind how to explain to her the basics of the fine art of the trapeze, but as he turned it became clear that she needed no introduction. He found her swinging in elegant arcs over his head. Now it was his turn to wear the look of amazement. It was as if she had grown wings and as he stared it was apparent that she too was a star.
It was only after she descended the ladder that he learned her name, Antonia...beautiful Antonia, and they each saw their future in the the other's eyes. Soon they would be married and after a few years of touring the country they added a third star to their circus.
Together they swung in elegant arcs and for the rest of their lives they astounded audiences wherever they flew.
"Cecilio's Flying Circus", now on Etsy.