I know a beautiful, powerful Kentucky Thoroughbred by the name of Timeless Fashion. During his career, he has endeared himself to so many people; He's courageous, inspiring, fiercely determined, yet so gentle for his owner, my wonderful friend Judy. He is woven into my own Kentucky Derby adventure in a meaningful way, inspiring the painting "The Timeless Tapestry." Earlier this year we had an incredible celebration of his career at the Kentucky Horse Park.... I was honored to be a part of it.
As is often the case, I wrote a poem that went with the painting.....
THE TIMELESS TAPESTRY
By Lesley Humphrey
For my dear and well-loved friend, Judy Miller
You kindled into a roaring flame!
Life burst from your hooves
And those of us upon your back
Were woven into, on and through your life
What a ride!What a privilege!
You drew us in like a beacon of thunder
The great Kentucky tapestry of lives interwoven
Each loop of the track sewing lives together
With tears and triumphs, ups and downs,
Intricate bonds, above and below the surface
All beautiful threads creating the
We remove your reins on dewy bluegrass
And as your fire cools in earth and rain
As the pounding of your hooves goes quiet,
With reverence, love, and filled with gratitude
We shed our silks, but never our love
Forever woven into
The Timeless Tapestry
I was delighted to hear that far from being 'put out to pasture', Timeless is learning to jump and seems to be enjoying himself. Go Timeless! Here we are all together: