The Last Furlong painting that heads my blog, is by Marjorie Owens, one of the illustrators of the Rupert Bear Books. I bought it from her before she died. It has always had a deep meaning for me – we are all always on “The Last Furlong” in our lives, whether it’s just trying to achieve something, or actually nearing the end of something. I like The Last Furlong oil painting. It hangs in the hall. I can see the same simplicity – the lack of intruding detail – the broad view that Marjorie used in her Rupert Bear illustrations.
I like the broad view.
I am in the last furlong of my life, entering old age (my 70’s). I am wanting to keep up the pace before the wish to achieve anything, to share or protest leaves me. I might not be the front-runner, nor might I receive ribbons, sashes or glory, but I want to pass the finishing post with as much enthusiasm for life as I can muster.
Please join me in our race!