WordPress has begun a 1,000 word blog challenge. I have no doubt I can meet this but not at this very moment. The picture inspiring this is in the tags. It is of a little girl just sitting on a merry-go-round.
She’s sitting, thinking, waiting, a million different possibilities. I know of only one park in my area that still has a merry-go-round and these were fixtures when I was a child. Now as an adult I get dizzy and want to heave after going on one.
Where did these come from? How long have they been a part of the playscape? And why must now they begin to be removed slowly? There was something freeing and exhilarating about them growing up. A time to forget about the world for a few minutes.
I hate seeing the automated ones at some fast food places and hearing the awful music that goes with them.
I hope this little girl in the picture had her time and space and whatever she was doing there worked out.