An Ode to A Playground

Merry-Go-Round (Photo credit: kayaker1204)

On this spot stood a playground of my elementary days. The school was torn down several years ago and now the empty space of both school and playground lives only in my memory.

This playground and especially the Merry-Go-Round which stood on the edge of the hill is place in which the reality of daily life met me in the first days of first grade. For it was on that Merry-Go-Round that I met the forces of gravity in an untimely fashion and tumbled down that hill.

In the five plus years after that, I cannot recall getting on that Merry-Go-Round ever again… until the last time I was on that playground over a decade ago and it’s smallness shocked me (perhaps it had been replaced by the one I stared at) and I left it alone.


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Jim Kane

I am a hubby to my wife of over 30 years, dad to two university students, caregiver to his mom, a minister, cat dad to Hanna who we adopted from our local animal shelter, a life-long aviation fan, and a reader and blogger. I began this blog in 2008 and post my book reviews, messages to my congregation, prayers, and other things as well. Thank you for stopping by!

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