November 2, 2006

Willie

Willie's commentary on CNN:

Willie Nelson: We have a lot to learn from horses

I love this quote from him:

The most superhuman thing about horses is the contrast between their unearthly strength and inherent gentleness. Humans abuse their power while horses use theirs only for good. I'd rather be a horse.

He also notes: Will Rogers said, "You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people."

The picture below is of Scarlett Johansson from The Horse Whisperer

8 comments:

BSB said...

My kind of picture.. horses are great animals indeed.. my zodiac year is horse.. what ever that means...

My parents were pretty much hippies and would bring me to the stables.. this is were I picked up my fowl language at 2..

Regardless, I love the smell of horses, kissing them, the fact that they are so huge and yet so nervous and put all their faith in us.. if a horse puts his trust in you..and you tell him to jump off a cliff.. it will actually do it...

I was taking riding lessons once and the horse got scared by something.. I didn't expect it but the horse went one way and I the other.. fell right off... I thought I'd be trampled.. but NO.. the horse was scared so just stood next to me so I could protect it from the wind.. ;-)

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Hi bsb.

I've always had an affection for horses. One of my granddaughters, only 2 and half years old, really loves horses and can't ever pass up a chance for a ride. I can see grandpa buying a pony in the future.

And I had a chance to plug the "The Horse Whisperer", excellent book, Nicholas Evans is such a great writer bringing together different generations and attitudes to tell amazing stories. "The Loop" is another great read by him, a tale of wolves, and the clash old and new attitudes towards their place in nature.

The movie "The Horse Whisperer" was wonderful also, highly recommended even if your not a horse lover, and I've never seen Scarlett in a bad role, but I'm biased.

BSB said...

I must say that I cried in that scene in the beginning ... I'm sure you know the one I mean.. just broke my heart....I cried a few times in that movie actually.. I can just hear my friends now "aahhh but you crying.. it's not a reference... ;-)"

I'll keep in mind those titles, I'm always looking for good books for my students...

Grandfather...45 ??? wow! how cool it that!!... lucky you... ;-)

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

I was a Grandfather at 43, and blessed again at 44. Two granddaughters.

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

I have to watch those movies by myself. I don't want others seeing my emotions when I watch those kind of movies.

Sometimes, it the happy parts that make me cry.

BSB said...

What can't men show emotion??? I'm sure your wife appreciates when you do... ;-)

What are the names of your granddaughters? They must be adorable.. I hope they live close by..;-)

Blueberry said...

Nice to have grandchildren while you're so young!

As for Willie Nelson, he's a treasure, and glad he's bringing this issue to people's attention. I would love it most of all if they stopped slaughtering all animals.

azgoddess said...

willie - my biodiesel guy!!

and about granddaughters..i got one of them too...they are so precious...i'm also blessed with a grandson!