March 2012 Archives
I am up to my eyeballs in deadlines today--which is precisely why I need to take a break, and write about something that reminds me why I do what I do.
Allow me to take you to into a timewarp--we're going to visit a land and time that's both far away, yet occurs at this very moment. The land is Dubai, and the time is 5,000 years ago.
This is how I see it unfolding: God had decided that it was time for "horseness," to borrow Plato's concept of The Land of the Forms--it was time for horseness to make its debut on the Earth. He'd fiddled and faddled, tweaked and molded, and gotten the prototype of The Horse. Finally, in His infinite Wisdom, the Almighty came up with Perfection. On that day, on a wind-swept, sun-drenched desert in the Middle East--He breathed life into its forward-facing nostrils, and dropped The Horse. And that horse looked exactly as she does today--that horse is the purebred Arabian...