photo of merry-go-round horse

I don’t know if it is the reader part of me, or the writer part, that is drawn to the whimsical. I know I always loved riding carousels (though we called them merry-go-rounds). I wanted to take my time with my choice of which fearless steed to ride, but always had to hurry, so I didn’t end up in the lame sled or on the smallest horse. Loved that scene in Saving Mr. Banks where he gets her on the carousel. Magic!

Some day I need to write that story, but in the meantime, as we go through the wormhole to the weekend, I hope yours is a little magical, a little whimsical. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Magic in the Wormhole

  • July 12, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I always loved merry-go-rounds. When it was open, Astroworld had a really nice one in the Swiss Alps area and it was always as popular as the crazy fast rides. I also love those carousel horse music boxes. I bought a small carousel horse at a flea market years ago I had to give it away – I couldn’t keep moving that thing around to different apt complexes. I learned that the idea of the carousel go back to the days of jousting. At ApolloCon there was a panel – a magic lamp show on steam powerd amusement rides of the Victorian era and the first steam powered carousels were in the 19 century. They went really fast and were the thrill rides of the day, you had to hang on with all your might to not be thrown off.

    • July 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Those are some very cool facts, Cornelia! How fun! I had no idea they used to be so fast! I know when I was a kid we had one that you could get going really fast. We’d hang on tight until someone pushed and really got it going, then let loose so we’d go flying. Hmmm, that might be one reason I always had “scrubbed” knees and elbows. LOL

    • July 12, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      I never made it to Disneyland until I was grown, so didn’t get to ride the Dumbo ride. I always liked Dumbo, though. Does that count? LOL

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