Monday, May 3, 2010
How We Did the Race
Thus disappointment settled here on Saturday morning as we realized we were not up to the drive, and the horrendous storms through which we would have had to drive clinched the deal. We stayed home.
We picture here the manner in which we attended the race. Do you see that somewhere between the breaking from the gate and the final turn I noticed that the lamp to my right was spoiling my pictures? The joys of amateur photography.
I have to say that I have watched numerous horse races on the tube, and the Kentucky Derby is doubtless the best. Not because of the horses or the race, but because as a people-watching venue it cannot be beat. The parade of the mob through the mud to the paddock will long be remembered; and the image of the round lady in the red dress, the mud boots and the humungous bonnet will be forever emblazoned in my memory. Along with others.
And then the interviews with the horsey set prove beyond doubt, if there ever was any doubt, that though we all share a planet, we don't all live in the same world.