Dizzy Spell

A dizzying ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A dizzying ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

This ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J. reminds me of three-year-olds twirling themselves to dizziness and then collapsing on the ground in laughter. Why do we go to such great heights to drive ourselves dizzy? When does a three year old’s dizzy giggle become an 80-year-old’s dizzy spell?

Spinning feels like flying, like the world goes around too fast, like time has changed. If we spin faster and higher and harder, we might pop like a top out to some distant location, some random time. For a three-year-old, that’s fun. For the 20-year-olds, too. At 80, it must remind you that you really will be spinning somewhere else soon.

I don’t go on rides like this, or twirling teacups. The world spins too fast for me on these. I can be dizzy, woozy, daffy, all on my own in a different space at any moment i time.

But if the ride thrills you, board it.

—Lori Tripoli

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