Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Circle Game

I noticed something on Facebook the other day - maybe it's something new, or maybe I just never noticed before. Over there on the right side was the re-posting of a post I made a year ago. Another day, I saw one from "this day in 2009."  Last week, my Phantom Facebook Retro Post was one word: "FINI!" Only I could know that this post from September 2010 referred to the fact that I had just finished writing my book. That was kind of cool, but honestly, I don't really want FB to recycle my old posts and just toss them back at me like that. It's disorienting!

For some reason this all reminded me of the chorus from the Joni Mitchell song, The Circle Game:

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 song has been in my head all week, and now, I suppose, it will be in yours.
Sorry!

4 comments:

  1. I don't see that on my page. I know other friends have, but not moi. NO fair!!! :-)

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  2. I don't know AB, you don't always want your words to come back to haunt you! It's kinda creepy!

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  3. And then...after I typed my first reply, it appeared! I totally agree, leave it in the past! ;-)

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  4. Hi Melissa! That's one of the reasons I left facebook. Too many weird things happening. I've never trusted their security, either.
    Wow, did you ever take me back with that song! Don't worry, though..I'll be going to bed soon, and I doubt if I'll think of it or sing it in the morning! :)

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