Merry-Go-Round, and Round…

Lisa David Merry Go Round
Merry-Go-Round, and Round

Prior to the salad spinner, there was the neighborhood merry-go-round. Being spun at a nice speed could be a very relaxing experience. You could lay down and look at the trees and blue sky above. Unless your brother was the spinner. Or anyone else, for that matter! They would start holding the bars and running with the merry-go-round. You would just beg “stop” “slow down”!  Like a tag team, they would take turns gripping on and giving it a good push. You were at their mercy. There was no stopping it. You might be left on for five or ten minutes while everyone else got on their bikes and peeled out! Eventually, you would be able to stick your feet out to drag them into the dirt to stop it-if you had sneakers on. If not, it would simply spin, slow, spin, slow and finally, you would stop and then the whole earth would start spinning!

4 Comments »

  1. I remember these!
    I’m really enjoying all your paintings. you are so productive. I have tons and tons of ideas but my motivation fizzles out at the end of the day. 😦

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  2. I the details you are unearthing–like in this one having to dig your sneakers (if you had any on) into the ground to get the darn thing to stop!

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