I think that is such a narrow definition for something that plays an important role in our lives. Unless we use digital, we rely on clocks and watches to know the time. Perhaps you have enjoyed a ride on the London Eye or on a big wheel at a fair-ground? A wheel allows me to use my sewing machine. A spinning wheel turned the fur from our Samoyed dog into wool.
What about water wheels? Three times we nearly bought one. The first was in Keynsham, near Bristol and the other two were in France. They were on small rivers that ran through the grounds of the properties we were interested in buying. However, my husband thought that they might make the houses feel damp.
Our children were excited when for them, three became two. They progressed from tricycles to bicycles!
We went from two to eight! As teenagers, we had a motorbike. Then came a three wheeled “A.C. Petite”. The engine was not powerful enough for steep Swiss mountain roads, and it caught fire! Many four wheeled cars followed, Jaguars in this country and Citroens in France. My favourite was a Citroen-Maserati.
Then we progressed to eight wheels with our car pulling an American Hi-Lo. This was the same height as a Daimler, but went up to a normal caravan height at the touch of a button. Now I drive a Toyota Hybrid. To prove the importance of wheels, we carry a spare one, don’t we?
The saying goes, “Money makes the wheels go round* I prefer to change the word “money” to “kindness” or “love”. That is my wish for all of you.