April 03, 2009

Bye Bye Black Beauty


Black Beauty by Anna Sewell was among my favourite books as a ten year old and I wished we could own a horse. Since that was not quite possible, I had some terracotta horses instead.

Some of you may recollect the "famous" incident involving my favourite senti value horses. And how I saw they remain protected.

Anyway some things are not meant to be. A couple of evenings back, when I got home, I found one of the horses lame and the other with a broken face. I will never know who did it and it is safer that way for the culprit. ( Accidents do happen but apologies can/ should be tendered.)

I decided it was time to replace the black beauties or the remains thereof.
Went to a nearby potter and found these little elephants and got a pair.



While one can argue that they do not have the character that the Black Beauties did, I am sure most will agree they have a charm of their own.

6 comments:

Monika,Ansh said...

Oh they surely have. Love them.

Just Like That said...

:-( whodunit and didn't 'fess up? Bad bad whoever. I have a similar pair of black faded to brown beauties. Can understand how you feel- I refuse to let anybody move it around, in case they break off the nose or ear or anything. Hope the elephants grow as dear... :-)

choxbox said...

lovely elephants!

btw have two similar beauties (albeit brown) on my terrace. bought them from (guess!) - outside chintamani! they are multi-coloured now as the kids have painted them.

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Mama - Mia said...

thats horrid of whoever did it! but least he/she is alive! :p

but i can imagine how you feel! the elephants me likes! :D

cheers!

abha

Artnavy said...

thanks all

chox- that sounds cool - to have the kids paint the horses. . .