Like A Fool

A fantastic evening at the Paris Cirque d'Hiver (Winter Circus) when Marius performed the most amazing mime to the song Like A Fool. Of course, true to the spirit of the tour, it wasn't filmed and remains as a set of indelible memories in the minds of those who witnessed it. This is true art. A fleeting image of undeniable beauty that can never be replicated and, therefore, never spoiled through copying and misrepresentation. Like a sand sculpture that exists for a short time and disappears when the tide comes in.


Marius is an unbelievably talented entertainer and has performed his spectacular "art of silence" in venues all over the world. As a child, he studied dance and mime under the great Marcel Marceau and has continued to add his own original psychological and dramatic elements to his art. He has appeared in many film, theatre and television productions as well as being featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He has also written several books and teaches his methods in videos and in body language seminars and lectures.


Now I can hear them laugh 

Is it so amusing? 

There are only strangers here 

And all so cruel 

And I know what they’re thinking 

There are no lovers 

Like a fool 


Who needs these people now? 

I’m tired of losing 

Who needs their lukewarm hearts 

That quickly cool? 

When I know what they’re saying 

There are no lovers 

Like a fool 

Things seem so different now 

I see right through their lies 

And when I need the truth 

I just look in their eyes 


The walls they build themselves 

Are of their choosing 

They’re so convinced their dreams 

Will all come true 

And all the while they tell me 

There are no lovers 

Like a fool

Cirque d'Hiver

The Cirque d'Hiver building was opened in Paris in 1852 by Emperor Napoleon III. It has been the venue for thousands of events including exhibitions, circuses, theatre, film sets, fashion shows and musical concerts. Contained in a polygon of 20 sides, the circus is an oval ring with steeply banked seats like an indoor Colosseum. The facade was extensively restored recently to bring back the vibrancy of the original colours, lights and stained glass windows and now looks as impressive as the day it was first opened.

I'd had relationships before but this one was different. It felt like I'd found a missing part of myself. We thought the same thoughts. We finished each other's sentences. I had confidence and purpose and knew exactly where I wanted to go. So all the more shocking to realise I'd been taken in and everyone knew. They'd deceived me and now they were laughing as if it couldn't happen to them. I was the last to know and they were still pretending. There are no lovers like a fool.

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