Senryu : carousels

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senryu and photo by M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved

I love carousels: the bright colors, the happy sounds, children laughing and waving.

Funny thing though, in the beginning carousels were a war training game. It was good practice for knights to spear the hanging rings. That seriousness evolved into the fun ride we love today, a hopeful metaphor that war can be replaced with a joyful peace

Carousels are wonderful symbols depending on how you look at them. Carefree happy childhood. A lovely romance. Constant goal chasing. And yes, even, exulting in the endless pursuit of Happiness.

I dribble chocolate on my foam, trying to make an apple but it comes out more like a demented christmas tree ornament. But I’m happy to just be doing it. Like a ride on a carousel, it’s fun.

What did you do today that was just fun?


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The Dizzy History of Carousels Begins With Knights
By Kat Eschner, smithsonian.com, July 25, 2017

RDP Saturday – Exult
prompt by Cactus Haiku
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