Monday, May 3, 2010

Fast

How many miles to Babylon?
Three-score and ten.
Can I get there by candlelight?
Yes, and back again.

– Old English Nursery Rhyme

Taken at the Antique Center (of course).

I have been watching The Fast Runner, one of Shayna's favorite films. It's growing on me.

And Aleph and I are doing the psychic thing again.

15 comments:

Rick said...

That's quite a flattering photo of Rush Limbaugh.

annamaria said...

I am intruiged about the 'psychic thing'(?)
Thank you about your interesting words on my blog- great food for thought!
Annamaria :)

ArtSparker said...

Annamaria- you have to check the link for the explanation.

Shayna Prentice said...

You darlingheart. Say, I swear I saw that horse this past Saturday ... I think he must've escaped from the Antique Center and hightailed it to my swap meet!

Totalfeckineejit said...

I'm sure I backed that horse in the 3.30 at Punchestown.

ArtSparker said...

TFE- Long odds, I assume?

ArtSparker said...

Rick- Heh.

aleph said...

Hi Susan, I´ve just read "The Rocking Horse Winner". Why you´re right S, I can´t know, but seems we were playing in the same forest. The tale is amazingly built, it´s good to read it and think about it for a while. Stopping all wheels, in silent -if we can, better then.

Subby said...

Sur'n the horse can run faster than th' candle can burn...or not...

ger said...

Hopp hopp hopp Pferdchen lauf Galopp... - old Geman Nursery Rhyme

JJ Beazley said...

I've come to think of rocking horses as a bit sinister ever since I first saw the original Deborah Carr version of Turn of the Screw.

grrl + dog said...

NOw I wonder the

origin of that rhyme,

since most had rather intersting
beginnings in political satire or something.

ArtSparker said...

Grrl- There was something on wikipedia about it having something to do with the crusades -

California Girl said...

My father bought my brother and I a hobby horse just like this one. We were probably 7 & 4 as I remember it was at our (then) new home. What a wonderful memory.

Titus said...

Have the most beautiful sung version of that nursery rhyme on an ancient tape. It's transporting, like the horse.
Love the tones of the photograph.