Wait, did you see that statue?
I smiled as I heard someone say that to their friend as they walked by me at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament last week in Mason, Ohio.
For the past few years, I’ve been delighted to see members of the Cincinnati Circus entertain the crowds as gold-colored living statues.
I remember the first time I saw a living statue at the tournament; I did a double-take.
And had to show the statue to my son to see how long before he realized it was a real person.
The living statues pose with their racquets near the entrances to Center Court, one of the busiest paces at the tournament.
If you haven’t seen one before, you think the gold statues on the pedestals are part of the artwork around the stadium.
Until you glance away to carry on your conversation.
When you look again, the statue has taken a different pose.
And that’s when you take a closer look, walk up to the statue, and notice their eyes blink.