There are cornfields covering miles on each side of the road while you drive down the dusty road of the mid-west. The landscape is dotted by various farms here and there. While driving, you may approach a farmhouse from the right. As you near it, you might see children cycling up and down the road. The farm features a perimeter fence and the front gate might be open. There are several huge trees spread through the farm and around the area. The front of the house might be having a particularly large tree. Hanging from the tree is a large sized rope. A tire is hooked onto the rope’s end. The end of the rope feature’s a tire. That is actually a tire swing you are looking at.
Swings made from tires represent the unique western form of ruggedness. The farm is surrounded by fields while standing out alone. The farmer together with his family do what they need to do just to get by. The family is quite self dependent not needing much from other people. The farm has been passed within each family heirloom hence they have always known how to get by each and every day.
Tire swings have always represented something through the ages. If you have watched western movies, there are probably scenes where you might see a polka dotted lady swinging on a tire swinging. There might also have been some young man standing behind her giving her a gentle push. You might have seen a different movie of a child swinging on the tire swing, very happy and having fun swinging with outstretched legs.
Word on the street is that Harvard has a tire swing. As part of the Harvard students get together, the students get to have a ride at the tire swing while enjoying hotdogs and loud music. If you think Harvard students are not capable of this, then you might need to duck as the students enjoy themselves swinging.
The students take this tradition of swinging on a tire swing as they break away from books and classes in a good way as they break from the monotony of education. People might not take the existence of a tire swing in Harvard seriously but Harvard does.
People forget about the tire swing after growing old. Remembering the times spent on a tire swing obviously helps us forget the turmoil that today’s world is composed of. The tire swing is a vision anyone can embrace but for most of us, few keep it in mind.