Monday, January 11, 2010
A picture of Serenity
I took this photo last summer on one of my car trips in the countryside. I found this old narrow disused route which I started following and this is what I came across. This picture, for me, epitomises serenity. Three horses in a meadow, in summer, with no one to bother them - no cars, no people (apart from me) away from pollution and the humdrum of everyday life and with the sea as a backdrop. What more would they want?
This was taken in the Delimara area, very close to the old disused lighthouse. Horses are quite rare in Malta for the simple reason that it's very expensive to import a horse to our country. Moreover, to own a horse can also be a very costly matter because their upkeep and care can cause a really deep dent in one's pockets. We don't get to see a lot of horses grazing in fields and meadows in Malta. So I was really surprised to find these three beautiful horses grazing to their hearts' content out there far away from humanity. Their owner was nowhere to be seen but I have the impression that few persons come over there.