Feb. 11th, 2011

erinism: from lj comm old_fairytales (the fall)
[personal profile] erinism
carousel elephant







Photobucket



No one ever wants to ride the elephant on the carousel.

Even though he moves just as gracefully as the horses.

The choosing is done before the ride is put in motion, out of necessity.

And first impressions are all the riders have to go on.

The elephant looks heavy, despite the impressive trunk held aloft and sturdy legs poised mid-gallop.

It’s usually the slowest runners, the last to climb aboard that end up on the elephant, with frowns of disappointment looming over his golden tusks.

But when the tempo of the music changes, when the space between feet and floor increases exponentially and the carousel spins ever faster…

Then the elephant riders are pleased with their good fortune.

No one is ever thrown from the elephant on the carousel.

The same cannot be said for the horses.



Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.
About flax-golden tales.

Profile

flaxgolden: (Default)
flax-golden tales

About

Photographs by Carey Farrell
Stories by Erin Morgenstern

New tales posted every Friday.

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags

September 2011

S M T W T F S
    1 23
45678 910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
Page generated Oct. 22nd, 2017 10:10 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios

Style Credit