Sometimes I feel like I am traveling back in time. Last week a small traveling circus came to town. I had no idea it was coming until a patient came to my consultorio. He was a nice looking young father with his daughter. They proceeded to tell me that they were part of the circus and that they would be performing in town for a few days. I treated his daughter , and I thought to myself “Maybe I will go and see this circus performance.” Later, we heard there were going to be lions, and we decided “Let’s go!” It was under a big tent, but it felt small in regards to how a circus feels in the US. This was not the Ringling Bros. It was a much smaller show, but more intimate. Every seat was a good seat, if not comfortable. It turns out the man who had been in my clinic was a lion tamer, a trapeze artist, and a unicycle rider. Because I had taken care of his daughter, we got moved up to VIP. That felt awkward, because we were the only ones seated in that section, but it was a nice gesture. Did you know lions have a very strong scent? I didn’t either, but it can be overwhelming if the big top is not very big. We enjoyed the show, although we thought the clown skits were a bit long. The next day, I was pleased to have a few of the performers come through the office for visits. It turns out this is a family affair, and all of them are related by birth or marriage. It really was a small traveling family circus.