"There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud."___Carl Sandburg
The summer carnival has left town, but none of the memories from youthful jaunts among the enormous rides and bright machines that accelerate, swirl, glow and dance in the night.
The Ferris Wheel is a gentle soul in this crowd of centrifugal beasts that shake your insides loose. As the circle of life becomes more uniform, we have more time to watch the patterns and evaluate the big picture, but sometimes those super fast blurry days were just the ticket.
*Please view LARGE for best carnival detail
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