Sep 16, 2009

Smile. Everyone is watching you.

The last time I went to visit my cousins in Olney, IL we went to the county fair. Sierra (3) is Jesse's girl. She wasn't tall enough to ride the "cobra," but the operator let me take her anyway. I put her on the inside of the bucket thinking this would be safer but the centripetal force of the ride was too strong and I was crushing her. I tried to pull my body away from her but my hands were slipping, I wasn't strong enough. Strangely we were both smiling....into the sky, at each other, at the onlookers waving from the ground taking pictures each time we swung around. When we climbed down off the ride her little body was shaking and she said, "that was fun."

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