Some people just enjoy swings, but I love them deeply. I always have. When I’m on the swings, I feel the most emotionally connected with myself and my surroundings. I can think more clearly, and I often have the most poetic and revelatory thoughts. In elementary school, even going back to third grade or earlier, I would sit rocking back and forth gazing up at the sky.

There is a swing in my neighborhood. Technically it was made for toddlers, but I still use it anyway. Ninth grade, three years old–no big deal. My most incredible experiences have happened while I was sitting on this swing. It’s just wonderful. 

I’m going to promote my very favorite Instagram account, @bestswings. The account only posts pictures of swings–and it’s incredible. I can’t believe somebody shares my love of the playground equipment. I’m not alone!


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