The Carousel of Life

via Daily Prompt: Carousel

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Up….then down….then up….then down again

The days of life flow like a river with waves that flow up….then down

Emotions go up….then down….then up again as life events happen

Birth, infancy, toddlerhood, childhood, adolescence, adulthood….

Trying then stumbling, falling, then getting back up…and back down again…

New friends become good friends…or enemies….some stay, some leave….

Family members stay, but some leave through death….divorce….or just….leave….

Elementary School…middle school….high school….college….graduate school….

Military, perhaps….

Careers….marriage or single….children or no….it’s pure choice….

But the carousel of life keeps going up….then down…then up…then down again….

Regardless of choice….or chance….life keeps going….adulthood….Issues are more complex…

No more Tag or Red Rover it becomes mortgage payments and bills to pay….

From being an infant to having infants of one’s own….the carousel moves up…then down…

And the turning of that carousel goes into a complete circle once again….

Birth, infancy, toddlerhood, childhood, adolescence, adulthood….

Trying then stumbling, falling, then getting back up…and back down again…

Just like before…with one difference….our carousel will eventually stop….

Up…then down…then up….then down….then…it stops to let people off….

That’s when it will be over for us all.  The ride is over.

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