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June 17, 2017

Park rides

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 2:12 pm

bigstock-fragment-of-wheel-reviews-4705326 I love the Ferris wheel. It doesn’t whip around. It doesn’t make me throw up. It isn’t scary. It is gentle, like floating in the breeze, and lets me see the bigger picture. I get to see where I’ve been living from a different vantage point. I like the view. For just a short time my perspective changes from close up to distant allowing me to step back from my routine and shift gears. It takes me off the earth long enough to do some contemplative thinking. It gets people off my back. It lets me have some breathing time. It cradles me in space and for a brief time, if I want, I can be an astronaut.

What is your favorite park ride and why?

Keep the pen moving,

Jan and


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