The "Carousel" represents the environment around you that's created by external forces. It's meant to keep you in one place, perpetually distracted by pretty lights, fun music, and colorful objects which prevent you from stepping off its secure, predictable, and cyclical course. The world outside this realm seems blurry and bleak, but it's one that is pure and honest. To step off this moving carousel is to embark on a personal journey of confronting the true reality, as well as oneself.