i mostly remember the huge merry go round at steeplechase park with its camels and ostriches and lamas too, i think i don't think any of horses were actually horses, but i'm not sure. there were those huge carriages you could sit in and watch the animal figures go up and down in a circle. some were stationary. huge, ornately carved pieces. amazing craftsmanship i realized years later.
i would ride and ride reaching for those rings. i don't think i ever got the gold.
my life sometimes was like a merry go round.
circling endlessly, going up and down and getting nowhere.
just along for the ride...without even the gold ring to try for.