The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It
is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted
in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads: Opens at
Nightfall Closes at Dawn. As the sun disappears beyond the horizon,
all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the
entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies.
When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the
sign appears. Le Cirque des Reves. The Circus of Dreams. Now the
circus is open. Now you may enter.