Friday, December 08, 2006

The Wheel in the Sky

Wheel me round
Originally uploaded by Timothy Neesam.
"...And the wheel in the sky goes 'round...."

What is the purpose of a ferris wheel? Engineering marvel? View from the sky? Carnival ride for the children?

The wheel turns. The clock's hands move. Sand in the hour glass falls. We grow a day older, a day wiser-no longer young and wild, but sensible and melancholy. The wheel turns yet again. The lathe of the heavens spins on the edge of a thin dime.

Everything in the world twists and turns-even the world itself turns on its own axis-how can one possibly stop the spinning madness? But to find the top of a giant wheel in the sky and enjoy a quiet moment, suspended, that's entertainment.

It's one of life's simple pleasures. Enjoy the view.

Text by: Carol Schiraldi
Photo by: Timothy Neesam


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