We Need to Go Back to Horses

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Hello all, hope everyone is having a great weekend. Please enjoy the following  personal philosophy/insight into a writer’s mind that I wrote today.

Preface: I like giving these short prefaces before each of my works and I am going to try to continue to do so when possible. To me it is interesting to see where the ideas for a piece of writing develop. But anyway, to the preface. This idea titled “We Need to Go Back to Horses” came to me this morning. I actually sent the title as a random, off the wall text to my friend this morning. Within seconds after I hit the send button, the idea came to me to write this. Lastly, there is a lot more to this work than the title and opening paragraphs may indicate, so please stick with it if you find yourself wondering, “why the hell am I reading about horses”. Enjoy!

We Need to Go Back to Horses

Enough with all this car business, we don’t need a zillion mechanical beast running around that may or may not be destroying our planet. I for one, am quite tired of these big tin cans cluttering up our beautiful landscape. Okay, let’s be honest here, I really am just tired of paying $454.00 for a gallon of gas. Plus, riding a horse, how cool is that right. So, I propose that we start riding horses as our primary means of rapid transportation. It worked in the past, why can’t it work for us?

Reason #1- As previously mentioned in the introduction. Riding a horse is just simply cool. I mean imagine riding a horse to the store, to school, to work, out to the bar. Cool, right? Told you.

Reason #2- Riding a horse automatically makes you a cowboy or cowgirl.  Speaking for myself, I will definitely carry a double gun holster on my side, a flask filled with some of the worst tasting whiskey around, and my face will be covered with the experience of dirt and dust…Hm…I was born in the wrong generation, I seriously would have made a great cowboy…

Have you ever thought you were born in wrong era of time? That you would have thrived during the Renaissance, where being an artist was looked at as the most admirable of all occupations. Or like myself, felt like you were a cowboy in your former life or some other character from scenes long past written on the tablets of history? Or maybe you have dreams of futuristic scenarios, a place and time of space ships with trips to far off galaxies?

For some of us, this is a depressing thought. We can’t go back in time, and we certainly cannot travel into the future. Wait…what did I just say; let me digress because that last statement is only half-true. In fact, as a writer we can go back in time and most certainly can travel into the future.

As a writer, we hold the power within our pens and the canvas of our note pad paper to defy all the rules of physics. We create the rules, and rewrite them as we see fit. We  create worlds where cowboys are kings with the simple, but complex movements of a well placed pen stroke. We create realities, we create worlds, we pull the strings that tug at the very heart of imagination.

As a writer we hold a power that is often misunderstood in today’s technology driven society. But don’t let this be a hindrance, in fact use it as inspiration. Inspiration that compelled me to create a world over flowing with whiskey drinking cowboys, a world where not a single car can be found. So don’t just think it, create it the next time you think we need to go back to horses.

JMD

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9 comments on “We Need to Go Back to Horses

  1. i’m all for the horses as long as I get the big ‘Hoss Cartwright’ hat and don’t have to do the shoveling. what a great start to a promising blog. shall we grow together?
    -mike

  2. As a youth (oh, such a long time ago…) I always imagined that I’d been born a hundred years too soon. I hated living in such a primitive age, bereft of starships, stunning gadgets and vast swathes of knowledge.
    That was in the mid-1970’s.
    Now, in the early 21st Century (the future, right?) we have (ok, had) re-usable spaceships, robots on distant planets, telephones with no cords on – ones that show us movies and play music and vast swathes of knowledge (thanks, Google and Tim Berners-Lee!), not to mention flat TVs and computers of every conceivable size and shape.
    We are already living in the future and I am loving every second of it.
    Now…bring on the flying cars!
    “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need…(dramatic pause) roads.”

    • jmd5717 says:

      Very well said.

      I have always believed, if you want to know what the future is going to be, look to movies and books.

      Take the Twilight Zone for example, Rod Sterling was such a pioneer and very rarely receives the credit he is due.

      Thanks for stopping by and reading. I am about to check your page out!

      • It was once said of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner that the only possible way the film sets could have been more realistic was for Mr Scott to wait for 2019 to come around for real.
        Better praise I could not imagine.
        ‘Welcome to the future of your world’ – Gary Barlow, Take That (Kidz).

      • jmd5717 says:

        Great story, thanks for sharing that. I will take note of that little nugget of gold

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  4. seapunk2 says:

    I appreciate your post, especially today…

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