At the Rodeo


The animals did their duty and trotted out of the arena, thoughts already elsewhere.


Cowboys and cowgirls — ropes coiled, chaps dusted — hung their heads.


Bruin Waste Management sponsored the steer-wrestling competition.


The loudspeakers buzzed and crackled: “DALE unintelligible unintelligible unintelligible LAST unintelligible unintelligible HORSE unintelligible unintelligible GOMER (???) unintelligible unintelligible …


The clown wasn’t clownish, though he certainly tried.


The families sitting in the stands were strangely silent.


With patience and determination, a little boy stood pointing. And kept pointing. And pointed some more. At what, no one knew.


Behind and above us, the sky glowed.


We had a great time.


DSC_0326 (1)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s