“I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.” E.B. White, American Writer (1899-1985)
Life can be like a Ferris wheel ride.
The ride starts our slow enough, with passengers hopping on and off and great anticipation building for “the real” ride.
The wheel begins to turn faster and faster all while ferrying passengers to dizzying heights and stomach-dropping lows. Similar to the ups and downs sprinkled throughout life.
Sometimes, you are even “stuck” up at the top for a bit. Do you take in the view or are you trembling with fear at the challenges that lay before you?
And then, as quickly as it begins, it ends. Passengers make their slow descent toward the bottom and are ushered off towards the exit. Sometimes we are not ready to go, but our turn is over…God is calling us home.
(These pictures are of Mary’s first Ferris wheel ride with daddy at the Old Settler’s Day carnival in September. Because she is so little, she couldn’t see over the sides of the car which disappointed her greatly!)