This week's Illustration Friday prompt is "Tribute", so I sat here wondering what I should pay tribute to.
"Star Wars" came to mind since it's May 4th, as in "May the 4th Be With You" *groan*. Really, I'm not that much of a Star Wars geek. And Jar Jar Binks fully ruined whatever geekness I had to begin with.
I am, however, a bit of a closet horse racing fan. I don't gamble, I don't follow any particular horse or trainer, but I do love to watch a good horse race. The Kentucky Derby kicks off the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing and is run on the first Saturday of May - today!
So much power and speed and grace in two exciting minutes.
I know there is controversy around horse racing - with allegations of abuse or unhealthy conditions for the horses. I don't know, but I hope that's not the case. I think they are beautiful to watch, racing all out. And the jockeys - what a ride that must be!.