Posted by: Kath Usitalo | May 23, 2010

Sunday Snapshot: Circle Game

Detroit Tigers Carousel, Comerica Park

And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
from where we came
And go round and round and round
in the circle game

The Circle Game

Joni Mitchell



  1. It doesn’t seem like very long ago when my kids were this little – and my JenJen is soon to celebrate 25! The seasons do, indeed, go ’round and ’round and there are gifts, treasures and blessings at every turn… 🙂

    • Time flies!
      I always liked this song; guess it popped into my head as my dad has been hospitalized (lots of time to reflect).
      Also, All My Life’s a Circle by Harry Chapin.

  2. A different take from my favorite artist Todd Rundgren:

    Some people say life’s like a merry-go-roundI think it’s more like a ferris wheel’Cause sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re downSometimes you just don’t know what to feel

    And just when you think you’ve got the game figured outAnd you say you’ve had enoughThe mysterious mad man with his hand on the leverDon’t seem to never ever want to let you off

    You can’t get off this wheel of karmaYou can’t stop the hands of time

    Now I have a friend, I might have a fewSometimes I think they just don’t careBut I think sometimes they think the same thing of me, yeahYou might say we’ve got a problem there

    You know we all got this habitWe like to talk too muchAnd that always tends to slow you downBut we never change directionWe just keep going round and round and round and round

    And let me off this wheel of karmaLet me stop the hands of time

    Seems like I’ve been around so many placesAnd I must have learned a lot of thingsAnd although I ain’t yet come up with a so-called answerAt least I think I finally learned how to sing

    And there’s just a few things I ain’t got sorted outSometimes they make my brain get soreLike if kids were left of all devicesWould they ever come up with a thing like war

    Let us off this wheel of karmaLet us stop the hands of time

    • Thanks for sharing, Gord. And what would Todd say about those Ferris wheels that also spin you upside down while you’re going around….

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