I couldn't help but feel a certain urge to "run away with the circus." In speaking with friends, I was surprised that my reaction was not uncommon. There is something in most adults that sees this highly skilled form of play as appealing.
I have been a big Marx Brothers fan since I first watched Groucho working his magic on TV's "You Bet Your Life." I always wanted to meet the man himself, but unlike Frank Ferrante, I never got the opportunity.
Frank Ferrante was a 54-year-old battling obesity, drug and alcohol addiction and Hepatitis C when he stumbled into a vegan restaurant called Café Gratitude. There he met a trio of 20-somethings who transformed his life.