Beauty in truth. I like your mention of a merry-go-round. One of my sisters always tells me that "life is like a merry-go-round ... we each take our turn ... and at some point the ride is over and it is time to get off and let someone else take their turn." However, until I read your poem I had never considered it all a "circus." And it is! Ah, I'll add that little bit of info to my mortal thoughts. Congrats on the DD!