September 9, 2010

Let Reason Hold the Reins

Mongolia, 2007

"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." - Benjamin Franklin

The prompt this Theme Thursday is reason. And so this wise quote l found lead me to post a befitting photo of Mongolian horsemen in traditional garb galloping to the Naadam Festival in the wilderness of Hovd province.

16 comments:

Denise said...

What a great action image Francisca. I've enjoyed catching up on the photos I've missed since my last visit.
An English Girl Rambles

Kay L. Davies said...

So there you are in Mongolia, quoting Benjamin Franklin. My goodness, Francisca, I can barely wrap my brain around the idea. A wonderful stop-action photo and a great quote... thanks for posting both!
Kay
Alberta, Canada

tapirgal said...

P.S. Old Ben didn't say how tightly the reins should be held. I'll bet there could be a lot of interesting debate on that one :)

Julie said...

I like the photo, Francisca. YOu surely have been to some fascinbating places.

Evelyn said...

Great photo.

Lesley said...

sounds, and looks, reasonable to me!

Brian Miller said...

it is a great balancing act...passion by itself can be rather wild and lead you to places that reason may save you from...happy tt!

JM said...

Fabulous shot! Love the composition and the motion feeling.

Gabriela Abalo said...

great pic Francisca, and the quote too!!

happy TT

Kaori said...

Is it true they have races against neighboring families, sort of like an initiation for young children? Love the movement in the photo :D

AmyLK said...

Lovely picture! And of course, you need reason to hold the reins because passion might take it away! Happy TT

AngelMay said...

Love the quote. Quite wise.

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EG Wow said...

This is wonderful...and what I think of when I think of Mongolia. Oh, yes, I also think of yurts. :)

VP said...

Great image full of movement, these horsemen are the stuff of legends.

Jaime said...

i always liked that quote.