Sunday, November 30, 2008

Horse Sense

Going Round And Round In Circles

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


They had never met before. She knew who the medium was, but he had no idea about her, or about her family background. All he knew was what she did for a living.

But shortly after their paths crossed for the first time, he said that he sensed the presence of her deceased father. He said he got the distinct impression that her father had spent part of his life working with horses. But he also told her that he got the distinct impression that her father had never actually owned the animals, or ridden them, or had ever trained racehorses.

It might sound strange, but the medium was absolutely right. The woman’s father had been an artisan. In his time he had created horses for fairground carousels.


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27 comments:

Daryl said...

I love merry-go-rounds .. I especially like that you captured the horses the way did .. nice!

:-Daryl

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I've always wondered that if merry-go-rounds go around and round and the circle never stops are you really suppose to get off, and if so at what point?

Sandi McBride said...

Carousels are the stuff dreams are made of. Lovely capture of dream wild creatures!
Sandi

Lee said...

That's a really neat little story to go with those pictures. They are fantastic too. There used to be a wonderful merry-go-round at a local shopping mall. It was actually inside the building. Your pictures make me want to go ride it again.

Cheers!

f128 said...

I have a few carousel shots as well. Something about them and their history that is intriguing. Nice work.

Maggie May said...

I love those carousels and what a lovely story!

Darla said...

That's a great post!

i beati said...

great perspective on this story-- Bittersweet for me who took my grandaughter on her first ride 2 years ago and missing her way to much sandy

ChrissyM said...

Fantastic capture! Great post

Hildegarde said...

Good story telling ! to accompany the photos. Do you know a medium personally ?

Aileni said...

Very wooden expressions - give them oats and extras !

lv2scpbk said...

Love carousels.

cheshire wife said...

You don't think about someone painting merry-go-round horses as a job.

Midwest Mommy said...

Great pictures! You really captured the detail of the horses.

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Horses on a carousel trigger wonderful memories.
Especially, I think,little girl memories.

babooshka said...

Horsing around again with those puns. Critters is no time for for horseplay. These images do transport you back to childhhood.

Ladynred said...

My daughter loves to ride in carousel. Interesting post.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Great story. I have never out grown my love of carousels. Thanks for sharing these.

Mom/Mum said...

beautiful pictures and what a great story. Thanks for sharing.

humanobserver said...

Beautiful carousels !

Lilli & Nevada said...

I too love merry go rounds and these look like they would be fun to go around in.

Fireblossom said...

What's sweeter than carousel horses?

Hilary said...

So are we supposed to ask who the woman is?

Love those shots. Carousels are so cool.

Moannie said...

Maybe the reason why I find Carousel horses Spooky is because the motion made me throw up as a kid, and my horse threw me.

Dorothy said...

Spooky how that story turned out! Great shots of the horses.

fishing guy said...

David: Now that is one horse who is used to going merrily round and round.

Misty Dawn said...

Awesome post! This is one of my favorites of your CCs yet!

I apologize for not being around on a regular basis lately, David. Life has become hectic. I recently was offered a very good full-time position, and, after doing some alterations to my current three jobs... I now how four jobs and am attending college online (Yes, I must be absolutely insane). Anyway, I just wanted to explain why I haven't be around as much - I'm hoping I find a routine soon.