Once around, they say. Once around on the old wooden wheel, up and up with your limbs interlocked on the smooth cedar seats, rocking treacherously, giddily, as your motley party of well-wishers squints up from below. At the center, on an upended crate, little Joshua stands loudly reading through the funnel cake haze, calling out your scrawled promises with a solemnity he could never fake on the bally.
It's almost thrilling. You're older now, yes, and you know a little something about thrills, but you also know that every once in a while this one here beside you can make your heart leap into flame like it used to so easily, so often, back in those days when you thought you were the only one who knew what you knew and loved what you loved, when you thought you were the strangest person in all of the world.
Maybe it's forever. Or maybe as the summer ends, when September's hot breath runs skittering through the dust, you'll both stand at the edge of the midway, eyes locked for an instant, and then depart in opposite directions. But for this moment at least, before the eyes of God and the Dog-faced Boy, you two are one.
Carny Wedding opens with the fried-sugar air of the carnival vendor tents, smolders with the charred wood resins of nightfires, ends in a puff of buttery sweet smoke. Some love it for the sweet, some love it for the smoke. This original fragrance is suspended in virgin sweet almond oil.
Packaged in a generous 15 ml amber glass bottle.
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