Mary, Go Around

Mary, Go Around.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Some of us are indeed too hard on ourselves for repeating our life lessons.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We think something is wrong if a scenario is replaying all over again. A gift and curse to having eyes to see and ears to hear.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The same struggle. The same conflict. The same joy. The same pain. The same sunshine. The same rain. (Word to Frankie Beverly & Maze)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ But here's to finding joy and peace in the repetition. In the mundane. In the cycles. In the seasons of life.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ There's a time to hop off the Mary Go Round and reflect on the sights and the spins. Not only in our own lives but also in history/herstory.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ There's also a time to hop right back on and enjoy the ride with a deeper/revisited/accountable perspective. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I found it interesting after taking this snapshot, from my googles (research), it is said that the merry-go-round/carousel was created as a game/simulation to practice jousting in combat around the times of the Crusades. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ According to Wiki, this game is debated to stem from Arabian and Byzantine traditions. The word carousel derived from Italian and Spanish languages. Practiced by Arabian and Turkish horsemen. ⁣⁣ ⁣ We can learn alot from abandoned rides and works of art.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Why do we learn the same Subject in each "grade" of Life School? So that we have an opportunity to dive deeper into what we are purposed to master and share in this life.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If I fell off the Mary Go Round at 3 years old and bumped my knee, that pain may linger but now I have learned how to stay on the ride. How to stay the course.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The meme I keep seeing being circulated around the internet, "You are not starting from scratch. You are starting from experience." ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ From the ground UP. Slowly but surely. Brick by brick. Recognize the foundation/roots we have ALWAYS possessed. Beyond what we can see. We are our triumphs AND our mistakes.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Introspection isn't always a fan favorite but it gives you a growth and a joy unspeakable and unreachable. And that's where I want us to win the most. Being right within. (Word to Lauryn Hill) ⁣ ⁣ *cues Sojourner x Rhapsody/JCole*⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #thefoladora ⁣⁣ #enjoytheride⁣⁣ #tryagaintuesday (almost)

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