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"Jump into some Fun"

Do you recall in "Mary Poppins" how they "jumped into" a painting?
I remember being enchanted by such an idea, though it was a movie.
Yet the idea of a painting that takes us somewhere is somewhat real.
When we look at a painting we can take in what we see. We can get some feelings about an image that a painting portrays. We might in our mind even go there.
Of course as a horse lover, my favorite painting they "jumped into" was when they rode carousel horses off the carousel for a ride that would take them across the countryside and into a horse race. Mary would receive the gifts of the Horse race winner: roses and trophy. What a wonderful journey.
Our lives are a journey to take in too.
The first Saturday in May is the running of the Kentucky Derby, "Run for the Roses". For a number of years I've watched it on TV. There have been some years I've picked a horse to win. I watched intently as they ran around the track and headed around the last turn for the home stretch, There were a couple of times when the horse I picked was then running in first place "down the stretch". I found myself cheering and my heart pounding with excitement. Wow, what a trip. And it was good to feel like "a winner". How that must have felt to the jockey. Wow!
Though I'm not a jockey, or working with horses on a daily basis, I've felt honored when I've had the opportunity to ride them. I have had rides when I've felt the rocking of the horse under me and the wind in my face. I've ridden in shows and felt great about a ride and received ribbons. I can close my eyes and remember those times. I can recreate in my mind that moment.
Over time I've create drawings and paintings sharing my moments with the horses I've worked with or horses I've seen perform with other riders.
I've enjoyed recreating those moments on paper and sharing them.

Happy Trails.



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