Thursday, February 28, 2013

On Avenue J

I've always had a soft spot for the children's rides you find outside stores. About a year ago, I took a tour of the Fifth Avenue rides in Sunset Park, and I still have my eye out for these veterans.   The ones with the old fashioned music are the best - tunes that sound as though they were not new fifty years back, summoning up all sweet sadness of lost childhood. Today, I caught sight of this yellow horse, frozen mid-gallop outside Meir's Hemishe Bakery. Even from across the street she looked a little special, and when I got to look at her up close I was not disappointed.

This might be the queen of all rides.  Look at the noble profile.  Look at the pink of the nostril. Look at the traces of blue left on the bridle. Above all, look at the long curled lashes above the bashful eye!  There's real beauty here.    

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