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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!

     

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Muckleratz

Susan took me along to The Muckleratz 2013 Competitive Trail Ride. Most of the characters and their horses I had met last year with the excitement generated of totally new experience. This year, in spite of Susan’s very best efforts, I just  couldn’t break out of the preoccupation with Ethel’s troubles and my own prospective surgery. The paint brushes and the camera hardly emerged from their respective bags. Susan puts so much into these outings for me that I hated to be a damp squib, but, one must expect one’s share of down days.

Fortunately, Susan, herself, had two enjoyable trail rides over the weekend. Playdoh didn’t win any prizes—he is too highly strung for his pulse to return to normal in the time prescribed by the competition rules after such exciting adventures! He was awarded a plastic pail cover for being the only gaited horse in the competition though!  The two  action pictures of him and Susan were taken by Allison, the competition photographer. They  are best viewed full-screen.

Attendance ribbon

Attendance ribbon

Susan and playdoh happily playing together even though he had given her a lovely black eye while she was lifting his foot to scrape it clean

Susan and playdoh happily playing together even though he had given her a lovely black eye while she was lifting his foot to scrape it clean

With the wind in his mane and his tail a-flying here he is cantering along the spectacular ridge above the valley--what more could a rider ask?

With the wind in his mane and his tail a-flying here he is cantering along the spectacular ridge above the valley–what more could a rider ask?

On one of my few sorties with the camera, I came upon these three ladies, miles from anywhere. Had they forgotten their horses, I wonder?

On one of my few sorties with the camera, I came upon these three ladies, miles from anywhere. Had they forgotten their horses, I wonder?

The campsite was not under-used!

The campsite was not under-used!

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