Back on the playground

Cross posted at teammoshman.com

 

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I’ve always had an affinity for the swings.  They are, to this day, my absolute favorite piece of playground equipment.  In elementary school during recess, more often than not, you’d find me on the swings.

 

There’s a rush that you get on them that you just can’t find on something like the slides or the monkey bars.  The thrill of having the wind blow past you as you try to push yourself higher and higher. Then,  finally getting enough momentum so that you actually get the chains to slacken a bit.  We all know what comes next.  Launching yourself off the swing as you hit the apex, trying to send yourself further than the last time you were on them.

 

 

I’m beginning to lose my fascination with the swings, but the thrill of that uptick keeps sucking me in for another ride.

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