At the fair
"There's always the hawker barking out his hot dogs, always the rickety Tilt-a-Whirl run by a bored teenager, always the smell of cotton candy yielding to the smell of cow yielding to the smell of the too many bodies too close yielding to the smell, the awful smell, of pig. The crafts and quilts are always the same from year to year, as are the gigantic squash--and every year, we say the same thing: 'How would it ever grow this big? And how would you ever lift the dang thing?'"
--The description of fairs in the introduction to Autumn: a Spiritual Biography of the Season, coedited by Gary D. Schmidt and Susan M. Felch, literature professors at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan