Showing posts from April, 2014

I Speak of Freedom

Google Images  Linking with Helen's prompt over at Real Toads

There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.  ~John Lubbock
Sometimes it is not so much what is said, but what is not that speaks so loudly, and no one communicates quite so eloquently as does a horse. I speak of pleasure as I gallop field to field and with each nimble jump you shall feel it to I am a horse. I speak of grace in the softness of my stance and with the beauty that radiates you will see it to I am a horse. I speak of freedom in the strength of my reins and as my flying mane is at your hands you will hold it to I am a horse. I speak of comfort as I carry you saddle free and as we ride in peaceful silence you will speak it to I am a horse. 

Functional....What's That?

Finland, 1968, photo by George F. Mobley The Mag # 216 "We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons". ~Alfred E. Newman

What is functional really? Is it an umbrella that gives shade from the sun?
or  shield you from pouring rain? and also a fixture in the perfect picture? then still able to be a playful tool? all the while capable of being useful as a rest stop upside down? Is that what functional truly means?  Is it like an umbrella that can be versatile and serve many purposes?  Or a tool that always performs correctly?  In the dictionary it says that functional means of or pertaining to function or functions, capable of operating or functioning, having or serving a utilitarian purpose, capable of  serving the purpose for which it was designed.   Now days we hear the term functional and dysfunction a lot pertaining to people, family, and life in general.  It is spoken about frequently, but what does it…