Monday, August 16, 2010

Equine Western Art Horses Running Chestnut Horse by Della Burgus

The Dust Flies

Sometimes they run to avoid capture when they know they are being pursued. Maybe they run out of fear or distress, or because they have been left behind. But they are at their most exciting and beautiful when they run for the sheer joy of running - because they love to listen to the thundering of their own hooves, to feel the wind blowing their manes, or to experience the power flowing through their legs. They run because they were created to run. The idea a simple one, yet far beyond the understanding of most human beings.  Animals hardly ever suffer from identity crises or image problems. They never have to take a year off to "find themselves," and they never waste time or energy trying to pretend to be something they are not. They are what God made them to be.  That is all He asks of any of us.

I once heard that if you pursue your passion you will bump into your purpose, but it you look for purpose without passion you will lose them both.  I like that. Hmm, maybe the horse isn't running away from anything at all. Maybe he, too, is pursuing his passion...

So, keep on running - and let the dust fly!!!


This is an acrylic on canvas, 18 x 14. standard depth. All the edges have been painted and no staples show. It has been listed on the Chisolm Trail Art blog and will also be available through Daily Painters and Art Helping Animals. 10% will be donated to True Blue Animal Rescue.


2 comments:

V Bridges Hoyt said...

I loved this painting when I first saw it on The Chisholm Trail blog, but I always look forward to reading the text you write on your personal blog. Your wisdom came through again with this quote, "if you pursue your passion you will bump into your purpose, but if you look for purpose without passion you will lose them both."

Lee said...

Della,

So beautiful! This one has captured your thoughts...very wise words.
Lee