Friday, February 1, 2008

A meme

I was tagged earlier this week by Hula Girl for a meme. Being new to blogging, I was of course eager to participate (hurray, someone actually read one of my posts!) Of course, the pressure was on to come up with something creative, intelligent, and fun.

I had planned to do an equine theme since horses are one of my great loves. I considered heading over to the barn at UpReach to take a few photos. Time ran out, so I'm using a mixture of words and images. First I have to figure out how to link to the images to give credit where credit is due - so here goes, with fingers crossed.

1. Visual-spacial:

Kilowatt makes these sculptures from old motor parts.  He made this one for me shortly after we started dating, and it is therefore one of my most treasured possessions.   

2.  Verbal-linguistic:  I love quotes.  While I often can't seem to find the words to express how I feel, I can almost always find a quote that expresses my feelings.  Like this one:   "There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing." --- Will Rogers

3.  Musical-Rhythmical:  Ahhhh.... music is such a great way to unwind after a stressful day.  And to stay awake during a road trip.  And to dance.  Occasionally I enjoy heading out for a bit of line dancing, and one of my favorites is an upbeat dance called "The Billy."  It goes very well with a song performed by Kimber Clayton that goes like this:  
"I was raised up right and I know my Mama loved me but I begged her to let me go.  Said the grass is greener on the other side, somewhere there's a bluer sky.  And I won't stop running 'til I'm satisfied - if wishes were horses I would ride, ride, ride."   

4.  Bodily-Kinesthetic:  Anyone who has ever seen the Lipizanner Stallions knows that horses can, indeed, dance.  And they do it on four legs!  I found this great photo by anotheremily over at Flickr 

5.  Interpersonal:  Together, we can do anything.  Just like these mares getting ready to run over the camera man....

6.  Intrapersonal
What horse am I most like?  Kilowatt suggests I am more like a mule.  Close enough.  I am stubborn.  I'm not sure how big my ears are since I keep them covered up by hair.  And I do tend to make a braying sound when I laugh!

7.  Naturalist
There is no artifice in a horse.  If they are mad at you, you know it.  Usually when the teeth sink into whatever flesh you get too close.   I'd like to be more like that - except I don't really want to start biting people.

8.  Logical-Mathematical
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.  Need I say more?  

1 comment:

hulagirlatheart said...

This is great! Love the horse theme, and I'm so glad you are still enjoying the equine world after all these years. Thanks for being a good sport and playing along!