Merry Go Round and Round

Merry Go Round and Round

Open to Hope posted my essay “Merry Go Round and Round” on January 22, 2024. I find winter a quiet relief after months of holidays and remembrances. The carousel of time is unstoppable, but I can give myself permission to hop on and off.

I took this photo of the carousel on the National Mall March 2023

“Paint was peeling from the horses and the roof was sun-bleached, the carousel had frozen in time. I realized that I, too, could have frozen after Mack died suddenly in 2012. There were many times I resented that time did not stop when time stopped for me. The relentless march of time, in and out of seasons, and through the calendar of holidays, comes round and round. It is unstoppable.”

Read the full piece on Open to Hope

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