Pinball Keeps Me Balanced

Molly Atkinson. Photo by Shara Morris

For many of us, pinball is the old arcade game that evokes nostalgia and good ‘ole innocent fun. But for Molly Atkinson, the sound is so much more. Trouble seems to follow Molly, but not when she’s playing pinball. It keeps her focused and she’s obsessed with the game. The chimes of the bells are beautiful to her. And if a machine breaks down, she loves fixing it and discovering a game’s nooks and crannies. Pinball is a constant in Molly’s life –a life that can, at times, feel a bit all over the map –like a pinball itself.

--Produced by Shara Morris