A Love Letter to my Right People.

Sep 09

Love letters. They totally rock. (and so do you)

Dear Artist, Dear Writer,
Dear Dreamer & Dancer,
Organizer & Entrepreneur,

Do you know that you are my favorite person in all of the world?

Your ideas, words, images, melodies, methods… these things you create ? They connect us to each other, to the world, to ourselves.  You inspire, you motivate, you awaken, you comfort.  You make the invisible visible,  give form to the intangible, you help us to make sense out of our own madness, just by breathing on it.

And yes, my love, I know how mind-shreddingly scary this is, this being needed in such a naked, personal way.  I know that sometimes you are afraid to step forward to speak-move-write-share.

I know because I am afraid of it, too. So I know about your not-so-secret belief that everyone else is better than you, and I know that you sometimes (not often but sometimes) have a much-more-secret belief that you are better than they are (shh!) and that they will hate you for it if they ever find out. I know that you sometimes feel that it’s all been done, and that there’s nothing new under the sun, that the world does not need us, does not want us, does not wantwhat we have to offer.

Lovely. You're simply lovely.

I know, because sometimes? Shh…. sometimes I feel these ways, too.

But we’re both wrong.

We’re wrong, because the world does need us, the world needs you, *I* need you. I need to be able to look out from that center  ring, and know you are there, watching, cheering, being cheered.  I need to know that what I do matters, that it has meaning outside of myself, that it has meaning to you, that I am not alone.

So please, my world-weary, starry eyed, unique and utterly lovely darling… Won’t you join me under the Big Top?  You can sit ringside, or center stage, bring your prancing poodles, your sequins and feathers and painted face, or come alone, come quietly… but do come.

We will share popcorn, we will share the spotlight, we will put on the most stupendous show of shows the world has ever known.
And the world will love us, as we love each other.


Tori Deaux
Ringmaster and Chief Paramour of The Circus Serene

The above letter was hand-written to you this summer, as I planned for the Circus. It moved me.  I hope it’s moved you.  And I promise not to be so mushy in the future.


  1. Yay for you! Wonderful beginning of the Circus Parade!

    • Tori Deaux /

      And yay for you, my very first Circus Goer! Hold onto your scraps, though… the parade isn’t even started yet!

  2. RIchard /

    That’s lovely. HUGS

  3. Tori Deaux /

    Thank you, Richard, and hugs back to you!

  4. Karagush /

    you have a shadow in your audience, mildly clapping, wearing a long curly blonde wig and lots of black eye makeup that doesnt quite hide huge blue eyes, and teeth a shark would envy. Its sits in the back of the audience occupying a few benches, with a menagerie of its own, cradling a small human. It hopes its flamboyant evening dress hasnt shed too many sequins on the floor….

    • Tori Deaux /

      Oh, dearest shadow — there can *never* be too many sequins on the floor here. Welcome to the Circus, Love!

      • Marie Zapien /

        Hello, uh, “Ms. Doe,”

        I first ‘discovered’ you on MindTweaks and followed you here, to your “circus.” So glad I did. And grateful too. Wow! You inspire with your graciousness, your wit, your all-around spark. I’ll be back.


      • Tori Deaux /

        Wow, thanks Marie! What bright and shiny words to see tonight! Glad you’re here 🙂

  5. Howdy! I’ve got to find a good seat right after I find out where the popcorn (with extra butter) and drinks are to be found. Yay!!

  6. Welcome back from wherever you were!

    • Tori Deaux /

      Thanks, Mike! I’m not really sure where I’ve been either, but I’m glad I’m here now! (And glad you are, too!)

  7. Wow!
    Wow Tori, I’m speechless! In a positive way!
    Love your blog, love your posts, and then I come to the ‘Love letter to your right people’
    And it was . . . Wow!
    sooo right, sooo good

    Thank You for your wisdom and inspiration!
    with warm hugs and gratitude

    • Tori Deaux /

      Oh, I hope you don’t stay speechless for long – I’d hate to be responsible for Lindy-laryngitis!

      Ok, that was lame. But I’m glad you’re here 🙂

  8. I love you too!!!

  9. Maureen /

    I am purring…..

  10. Beautiful. It has been so inspiring for me to connect with you. It was fun to see you on the #rbbiz video summit yesterday!