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Mango and Dango’s circus pursuits continue

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~Circus~

San Diego Circus performers Mango and Dango Have been absorbed in the circus realm for just about 15 years now and the creativity is still burning hot on the stove.

Mango and Dango have trained in multiple forms of circus arts as well as dance, theater, and physical comedy.  Mangos passions are in the sky performing aerial tissue or rope as well as partner acrobatics and dance. Dango prefers to balance on objects attached to the ground performing chair stacking, doing handstands on the rolla bolla atop a 4 ft tall table as well as juggling and manipulation of random objects.  Both Mango and Dango find that their greatest moments of enjoyment are when they are  interacting with audience members and in the moment with them.  Being in the now with an audience is the reason we keep coming back to the stage every year.

Once upon a time I heard the difference between a good artist and a great artist is how they spend their off season.

Luckily we are still as excited about circus and want to create as much as when we performed our first act together in 2003. wow…does time fly.  As we step back as Megan and Derrick and take a look at the journey we have been on we are abound with gratefulness for our ability to interact, play and create with every one of you. When we began performing circus in San Diego we never thought it would consume so much of our life, but we are incredibly happy that it has not only become one of our greatest passions, but also a passion for so many other people across the world.

.   As we begin to settle into 2018 and devise plans for authentic, beautiful and bizarre new projects we also can’t help but see that life itself is an authentic, beautiful and bizarre new project.   This year has a lot in store for us all and we can’t wait to hear about all the new work, dreams, life changing experiences and completion of goals that you all have in your pocket as well.  Whatever it is you may be doing, let us all do it well.

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3 weeks ago

Mango and Dango

The moving process always sends me into the fascinating rabbit hole of trippin’ down memory lane. ☺️
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Leaving a house I’ve called home only a couple short years, still, feels like, and is, the end of an era. This house has seen me through a lot, nearly the whole life I’ve had here in Portland.
So many eras....
Wondering where the next chapter might lead 🤷‍♀️ ...anything is possible...
pretty exciting! 🦋
This was the cover of the San Diego weekly Reader 10 years ago, an image of Miss Mango chosen to represent our troupe at the time, Zirk Ubu.
Ten years?! Where does the time go? Seriously?
Remembering to enjoy every single moment for what it is and how it becomes part of me, and who I am, and continue to become, pioneering through life!
Sh*t’s BOSS.
...the good, the not as good, the great, the UUUGGGHHHH!!!!, the friends, the experiences, the tears, the frustration, the fun, the ridiculous, the beyond silly, the countless doses of laughter medicine, the dancin’ ‘till I drop (LOWER!! Can’t stop - won’t stop 😜💃), the deep breaths, the love, the heartache, the nature, the animal-homie-healers, the sunshine and rain, the incredible humans....
...the whole.
...F*ckin’. ...Shebang!!
Love, y’all!!! 🙏🦋❤️🦋🙏
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#love #enjoytheride #liveyourbestlife
#everymomentcounts #havefun #laugh #live #dream #inspire #create #beakindhuman
#clown #missmango #mangoanddango
#circuseverydamnday
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The moving process always sends me into the fascinating rabbit hole of trippin’ down memory lane. ☺️
.
 Leaving a house I’ve called home only a couple short years, still, feels like, and is, the end of an era. This house has seen me through a lot, nearly the whole life I’ve had here in Portland.
So many eras....
Wondering where the next chapter might lead 🤷‍♀️ ...anything is possible...
pretty exciting! 🦋
This was the cover of the San Diego weekly Reader 10 years ago, an image of Miss Mango chosen to represent our troupe at the time, Zirk Ubu.
Ten years?! Where does the time go? Seriously?
Remembering to enjoy every single moment for what it is and how it becomes part of me, and who I am, and continue to become, pioneering through life! 
Sh*t’s BOSS.
...the good, the not as good, the great, the UUUGGGHHHH!!!!, the friends, the experiences, the tears, the frustration, the fun, the ridiculous, the beyond silly, the countless doses of laughter medicine, the dancin’ ‘till I drop (LOWER!! Can’t stop - won’t stop 😜💃), the deep breaths, the love, the heartache, the nature, the animal-homie-healers, the sunshine and rain, the incredible humans....
...the whole.
...F*ckin’. ...Shebang!!
Love, y’all!!! 🙏🦋❤️🦋🙏
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#love #enjoytheride #liveyourbestlife
#everymomentcounts #havefun #laugh #live #dream #inspire #create #beakindhuman
#clown #missmango #mangoanddango
#circuseverydamnday

 

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Love you too Amazing Beautiful girl! I(& you too Derrick!) I have lived in CR for almost 9 years! It is pretty mind blowing the passage of time. Fill it with Love & you can’t go wrong! Deanne’s daughter Michelle JUST got married (less than an hour ago) in Mexico. She just sent pics & a video! Love Forever Changes!

Best wishes with your adventures ❤️✨🌈✨

Love this photo. On to the next chapter 💗🔥💗🍻

I had this Reader on my coffee table for like 5 years

Lots of journeys and many roads... much love to you my friend and may our paths cross soon, wherever that may be.❤️

On a sad note, my friend Thomas Lux who wrote the article passed a couple of years ago. That man and I had crazy stories and adventures about writing articles for the Reader. Miss him as well..... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Lux

Love you always and anywhere! ✨💖✨

So much more goodness to come!! a new chapter!!! I love this feeling ❣️

Just last year when I was moving I discovered the same magazine. I miss everyone !

Keep me posted about your whereabouts, and where you'll plant roots next. 😍❤️❤️

I had this cover up on my wall at work for years!

p.s. TEN YEARS!!!?

I remember doing this photo shoot!! Feels like a lifetime ago!!

DITTO!

Visit me on the Oregon Coast!!!

Nutcake?...what type of nut and what type of cake...it's like really important to know.

Where is she going?

It sure seems like you and Eka Leigh Malboeuf are destined to move in together.

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LOVE ....always there for you, rain or shine.
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This photo was taken after the fire alarm and sprinklers went off inside a luxury hotel at a wedding we were performing at, and completely soaked EVERYTHING with its glorious waterfall and the lesson of #acceptance, gushing in its flow, the words unspoken: #takethat !!!
The bride and groom affectionately refer to it as their ‘wetting’ 💦
This was an unforgettable occasion, obviously moreso than if it had all gone perfectly. There is now a unique story to tell, and the couple is still happy and in love and life together. They watched at the event unfold, at first in disbelief, checked in making sure everyone was ok, then proclaimed with huge smiles greeted with laughter “Well, at least we won’t have to pay the rest of what we owe!” Way to look at that cup half full, the bright side. 🙌👏🏼
What seemed like it could have been a disaster and ruin the occasion, was met with giggles and grace.... once the initial shock wore off of course. Glances and looks of shock, disbelief and amusement, were traded under soaking wet hairstyles, dresses and suits drenched in a mix of water and fire retardant from the pipes that had likely never been set off, and a bunch of soggy cake oozed over the table of now useless electrical equipment. The towels cane out, the lights came on, and the experience became history.
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Might as well swim with the tide, go with the flow, dance in the rain, stop and smell the roses to get the smell of 💩 off your shoes that you just stepped in, laugh at the ridiculous things you can’t control...and enjoy the ride 🌷💫🌷
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#love #lovewins #enjoytheride #clowns #dontworrybehappy #weddingstories #wetting #mangoanddango #giglife
#circuseverydamnday
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LOVE ....always there for you, rain or shine.
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 This photo was taken after the fire alarm and sprinklers went off inside a luxury hotel at a wedding we were performing at, and completely soaked EVERYTHING with its glorious waterfall and the lesson of #acceptance, gushing in its flow, the words unspoken: #takethat !!!
The bride and groom affectionately refer to it as their ‘wetting’ 💦
This was an unforgettable occasion, obviously moreso than if it had all gone perfectly. There is now a unique story to tell, and the couple is still happy and in love and life together. They watched at the event unfold, at first in disbelief, checked in making sure everyone was ok, then proclaimed with huge smiles greeted with laughter “Well, at least we won’t have to pay the rest of what we owe!” Way to look at that cup half full, the bright side. 🙌👏🏼
What seemed like it could have been a disaster and ruin the occasion, was met with giggles and grace.... once the initial shock wore off of course. Glances and looks of shock, disbelief and amusement, were traded under soaking wet hairstyles, dresses and suits drenched in a mix of water and fire retardant from the pipes that had likely never been set off, and a bunch of soggy cake oozed over the table of now useless electrical equipment. The towels cane out, the lights came on, and the experience became history.
.
Might as well swim with the tide, go with the flow, dance in the rain, stop and smell the roses to get the smell of 💩 off your shoes that you just stepped in, laugh at the ridiculous things you can’t control...and enjoy the ride 🌷💫🌷
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#love #lovewins #enjoytheride #clowns #dontworrybehappy #weddingstories #wetting #mangoanddango #giglife
#circuseverydamnday

 

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Beautiful post <3

Yeaaaahhhhhhsss! Words to live by!

I hope they had a sense of humor!

Hi you two...are we going to see you in Idaho this year???

You are Eveready inspirations , back at ya ,luv

Were ....you....aahhh...you know...juggling fire batons? Asking for a friend...

Too true! Yup, sometimes we just gotta Let go and laugh!

Truth!

Two of the greatest right there!

What a story!

Wow, that’s a crazy story! How long ago was this?

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2 months ago

Mango and Dango

It’s kind of like that magical time between dreaming and waking up, where anything is possible. Ya know?
🏝🦋🙏
#missmango #flying #ilovemylife #happy #dream #inspire #create #clown #feelinit
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It’s kind of like that magical time between dreaming and waking up, where anything is possible. Ya know?
🏝🦋🙏
#missmango #flying #ilovemylife #happy #dream #inspire #create #clown #feelinit

 

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Nice lines, you centaur!

2 months ago

Mango and Dango

To say Thailand has help me unwind is an understatement...🏝
I’ve decided to table all other goals and become a flying wombat. Pardon the pixels, all imaginary capes come at a cost. Use your imagination 🐒😉😘
Have a wonderful day!
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#clown #love #happy #missmango #ilovemylife #imagination #inspire #create #dream #play #throwcushionstothewind #silly
#circus #circuseverydamnday
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To say Thailand has help me unwind is an understatement...🏝
I’ve decided to table all other goals and become a flying wombat. Pardon the pixels, all imaginary capes come at a cost. Use your imagination 🐒😉😘
Have a wonderful day!
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#clown #love #happy #missmango #ilovemylife #imagination #inspire #create #dream #play #throwcushionstothewind #silly
#circus #circuseverydamnday

 

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I'm super happy that our (your fans and framily) support has prompted this fantastic goal of yours. You have my full support! 🦅🐝🦇🐥🕊🦋🐞💚😍

flying wombat is my spirit animal Ellie Rossi 😂

That is a wonderful aspiration dear!!!! 🦋🐾💖

Knew it.

2 months ago

Mango and Dango

Cicadas know how it’s done... 🐛🦋
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#pathofthesacredclown
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Cicadas know how it’s done... 🐛🦋
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#pathofthesacredclown

 

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Loudest insect ever! But so cool. One of its exoskeletons was left to guard over the hummingbird nest I found in Costa Rica Here’s a pic of a hummingbird being born!

in prime numbers?

2 months ago

Mango and Dango

It all boils down to the moments we finally get to just #play and #enjoy
All the hard work, trivial tasks, maintenance, repairs, challenges to the mind, body and spirit... all the things we don’t really want to do are absolutely worth it.... to get to the moment where you get to get out there and be the you you want to be 😊💙 #Play #connect #smile #dance #laugh #havefun #love
#ilovemylife
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Swipe >>>>>to see the special connection this boy and I shared. We couldn’t stop looking at each other with genuine curiosity, wonder and a unique sweetness. As the great philosopher Plato said, you can learn more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation. 💞💫
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Special thank you to Chandler Ostrich Festival for bringing us out yet again!!! Always an awesome time! 🙏 #ostrichfestival2019
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#clowns #clown #circus #circuseverydamnday #stilts #stiltwalker #mangoanddango #entertainment #joy #love #fun #entertainment #duo #circusperformer
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It all boils down to the moments we finally get to just #play and #enjoy
All the hard work, trivial tasks, maintenance, repairs, challenges to the mind, body and spirit... all the things we don’t really want to do are absolutely worth it.... to get to the moment where you get to get out there and be the you you want to be 😊💙 #Play #connect #smile #dance #laugh #havefun #love 
#ilovemylife
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Swipe >>>>>to see the special connection this boy and I shared. We couldn’t stop looking at each other with genuine curiosity, wonder and a unique sweetness. As the great philosopher Plato said, you can learn more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation. 💞💫
.
Special thank you to Chandler Ostrich Festival for bringing us out yet again!!! Always an awesome time! 🙏 #ostrichfestival2019
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#clowns #clown #circus #circuseverydamnday #stilts #stiltwalker #mangoanddango #entertainment #joy #love #fun #entertainment #duo #circusperformer

 

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we always have a blast out there at the Chandler Ostrich Festival. Great music, sunshine, and beautiful green grass.

You two are the greatest!!! You bring joy to all of us who have seen you!!!

For international women’s day, Dango let me show him how I really feel. Then we laughed about it and he still told me to get my foot off him 🤷‍♀️😂
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Much respect to all the women and all the various roles they play everywhere out there in the world and for all the people they touch.
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Love to all the men, too. The feminine-masculine, the masculine feminine... all precious, special, unique balance of the energies on every individual, and all to be cherished ❤️
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Mom, thank you for being my portal to the planet. I love you!
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#women #ladies #masculine #feminine #yin #love #yang #circus #circuseverydamnday #clowns #mangoanddango
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For international women’s day, Dango let me show him how I really feel. Then we laughed about it and he still told me to get my foot off him 🤷‍♀️😂
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Much respect to all the women and all the various roles they play everywhere out there in the world and for all the people they touch.
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Love to all the men, too. The feminine-masculine, the masculine feminine... all precious, special, unique balance of the energies on every individual, and all to be cherished ❤️
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Mom, thank you for being my portal to the planet. I love you!
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#women #ladies #masculine #feminine #yin #love #yang #circus #circuseverydamnday #clowns #mangoanddango

 

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I love you too daughter of mine❤️

I love this 💗

Love you guys

You’re legs heavy...get it outta here. Jk. 😉 I’m just soft.

Great pic

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Timelessness exists to conflict the assuredness of time.
Timelessness is bestowed upon that which exists beyond time....circus exists within this space. 🎪🎨
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#vintage #vintagecircus #timeless #paintyourreality #chooseyourownadventure
#letthecircusliveinsideyou #swanky #swankystyle #mangoanddango #circuseverydamnday #circus #circuslife #giglife #clowns #stilts #stiltwalker #stiltwalkers #enjoythejourney #dream #inspire #create #joybringer #duo #entertainment #fun #toomanyhashtags big hashtags small...
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Timelessness exists to conflict the assuredness of time. 
Timelessness is bestowed upon that which  exists  beyond time....circus exists within this space. 🎪🎨
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#vintage #vintagecircus #timeless #paintyourreality #chooseyourownadventure
#letthecircusliveinsideyou #swanky #swankystyle #mangoanddango #circuseverydamnday #circus #circuslife #giglife #clowns #stilts #stiltwalker #stiltwalkers #enjoythejourney #dream #inspire #create #joybringer #duo #entertainment #fun #toomanyhashtags big hashtags small...

 

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Oh yay!!!! 😃👏🏼. I’m loving this pic and these comments!!! After much hard work making those costumes and it fills me up to see them getting such awesome feedback! 😍🎉👏🏼💖

Wow , beautiful costumes!

I love these costumes!

Beautiful costumes for beautiful people!

Ahhhhhmaazaziiing outfits! 💕💕

This picture is delicious! Love those colors. Both of you are stunning!

Hope you make it back to Iowa soon

These costumes are gorgeous!

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3 months ago

Mango and Dango

May have been a little uncomfortable to have a super tall, super sweaty Clown Lady on his shoulders, but his face says it all. Thanks for playing and sharing the moment! 🙏 I mean, really, how many times in his life might this happen? 😉🐥
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#letthecircusliveinsideyou #enjoythemoment #smile #laugh #play
#morejoy #moreplay #silly #fun #clown #stilts #stiltwalker #circus #circuseverydamnday #play #dream #inspire #create #fun #mangoanddango
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May have been a little uncomfortable to have a super tall, super sweaty Clown Lady on his shoulders, but his face says it all. Thanks for playing and sharing the moment! 🙏 I mean, really, how many times in his life might this happen? 😉🐥
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 #letthecircusliveinsideyou #enjoythemoment #smile #laugh #play
#morejoy #moreplay #silly #fun #clown #stilts #stiltwalker #circus #circuseverydamnday #play #dream #inspire #create #fun #mangoanddango

 

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He is stoked!! I understand his face...shared encounters of joy and joyness with Mango cannot be described with words. ✨💕😆

3 months ago

Mango and Dango

So what we call ‘life’ is a train with many carriages. Sometimes we’re in one, sometimes we’re in another, and sometimes we cross between them, when we dream or allow ourselves to be swept away by the extraordinary.

~Paulo Coehlo
Excerpt from ‘Aleph’ ... an extraordinarily interesting read ...

Once upon a time in #sillyville !!!

#circus #circuseverydamnday #mangoanddango #clowns #stiltwalker #fun #dreamy #throwback #cicuslife #stiltewalkers #entertainers #duo #fun #lifeisbutadream #create #inspire #dream
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So what we call ‘life’ is a train with many carriages. Sometimes we’re in one, sometimes we’re in another, and sometimes we cross between them, when we dream or allow ourselves to be swept away by the extraordinary.

~Paulo Coehlo
Excerpt from ‘Aleph’ ... an extraordinarily interesting read ...

Once upon a time in #sillyville !!!

#circus #circuseverydamnday #mangoanddango #clowns #stiltwalker #fun #dreamy #throwback #cicuslife #stiltewalkers #entertainers #duo #fun #lifeisbutadream #create #inspire #dream

 

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Beautiful photo!!! Love ❤️ everything you do!!!!Amazing!!!

Thanks for posting these Mango! It’s wonderful to go down memory lane while forging new paths forward. Great messages too!!:)

Sillyville we miss you...

Amazing shot!

Oh, we can discuss Coehlo if I get to see you this summer!

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3 months ago

Mango and Dango

Kindness is contagious. Spread the love. ☺️💞

~Dango @derrick_dango after every show...

How inadequate are words to express the feelings bursting from our hearts?

#showit #kindness #love #feelit #spreadit #joy #smile #happy #friends #hearts #lovemore fear less, drive more, steer less...
#clowns #mangoanddango #kindnessiscontageous #spreadthelove

That’s Walden in the center photo, he’s a gem of a human with a giant and generous heart!
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Kindness is contagious. Spread the love. ☺️💞

~Dango @derrick_dango after every show...

How inadequate are words to express the feelings bursting from our hearts?

#showit #kindness #love #feelit #spreadit #joy #smile #happy #friends #hearts #lovemore fear less, drive more, steer less...
#clowns #mangoanddango #kindnessiscontageous #spreadthelove

That’s Walden in the center photo, he’s a gem of a human with a giant and generous heart!

 

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Thank you Mango and Dango... I love you too! <3

I love my dad!♡♡♡♡ Walden Call You do have the biggest heart of ALL♡♡♡♡

Feliz Dia de Amor Preciosos!♥️♥️♥️

3 months ago

Mango and Dango

Love your friends! It’s easy to love friends when they’re so easy to love, like Lulu 😍
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She posted this today and it made me feel good and feeling she deserves a shout out....
So giving three cheers for the amazing, wild-natured, free-spirited, light-hearted, one-of-a-kind, bright-shining, always positive, always dancing, always singing, sweet, wonderful and talented, Lulu!
She’s definitely got a story, and no matter what’s in the past, she’s been able to process and handle with grace and an open heart. She remains one of my role models in the way of a positive attitude, gratitude, love and laughter as the best medicine for a happy life. ❤️ We love you Lulu!! Light bearing, joy-bringer and loving heart that you are 🥰 Thank you for being a constant source of all that and more since we’ve known you over the last decade or so. 😘
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Side note: Even when your friends aren’t as easy to love, love em even more! ☺️
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Flashback to Costa Rica @envisionfestival 2012
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#loveher #Lulu #loveyourfriends #takemeback #gratitude #lovemore #clowns #kindreds #cute #playmore #play #cute #sweet #friends #happy #fun #havefun #circus #circuslife #tourlife #mangoanddango #circuseverydamnday
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Love your friends! It’s easy to love friends when they’re so easy to love, like Lulu 😍
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She posted this today and it made me feel good and feeling she deserves a shout out.... 
So giving three cheers for the amazing, wild-natured, free-spirited, light-hearted, one-of-a-kind, bright-shining, always positive, always dancing, always singing, sweet, wonderful and talented, Lulu! 
She’s definitely got a story, and no matter what’s in the past, she’s been able to process and handle with grace and an open heart. She remains one of my role models in the way of a positive attitude, gratitude, love and laughter as the best medicine for a happy life. ❤️ We love you Lulu!! Light bearing, joy-bringer and loving heart that you are 🥰 Thank you for being a constant source of all that and more since we’ve known you over the last decade or so. 😘
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Side note: Even when your friends aren’t as easy to love, love em even more! ☺️
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Flashback to Costa Rica @envisionfestival 2012 
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#loveher #Lulu #loveyourfriends #takemeback #gratitude #lovemore #clowns #kindreds #cute #playmore #play #cute #sweet #friends #happy #fun #havefun #circus #circuslife #tourlife #mangoanddango #circuseverydamnday

 

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Wow! I am overwhelmed by your precious kind Beautiful words & honored to be counted among your loved ones! I hold you & your choices in extremely high regard. It is a Blessing & a Joy that our paths have crossed this lifetime. Sending endless Love & Pura Vida from Costa Rica. Come see me when you can!♥️🦋🦎🤟🌺🌴🏝🐋🐟🐠🐡🦀🦞🦐🌞🏖🏄‍♂️🏄‍♀️🐕🌈♥️Muchos Abrazos y Besos, Amor y Respecto, Hoy y Siempre!♥️♥️♥️

Nicely say! Totally agreed ! Lulu you are the best!

Greetings from, La Palma/la isla bonita 😎🌞😘

Everything you can imagine is real ❄️
~Pablo Picasso
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Photo by @paultheodorephotography
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The snow is back in PDX, #flashback to last year...
Playing with contrast and mood with the one and only @carina.borealis
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#snowday #dreamy #dreamscape #snow #lightanddark #narnia #fantasy #stilts #stiltwalker #stiltwalkers #dream #create #inspire
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Everything you can imagine is real ❄️
~Pablo Picasso
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Photo by @paultheodorephotography 
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The snow is back in PDX, #flashback to last year...
Playing with contrast and mood with the one and only @carina.borealis 
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#snowday #dreamy #dreamscape #snow #lightanddark #narnia #fantasy #stilts #stiltwalker #stiltwalkers #dream #create #inspire

 

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LOVE this beautiful image!!!

DANG!!! Love it!

Dang you are flexible!

Stunning

Epic imagery!

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