Monday, 2 September 2013

Yesterday is gone it is gone

It is surprising where inspiration comes from. And I guess Italian eventer Stefano Fioravanti was in pretty low spirits when he sat on his horse Hugo overlooking the sea at Malmo and reflected on what might have been had he not had a refusal at fence 7 the day before.

He took a photograph through the horses ears and posted on Facebook:

Ieri è andata com'è andata !! Oggi vediamo di fare bene e finire in bellezza.. Intanto mi godo un po di mare con Hugo !!!

I picked the post up more or less immediately and Bing translated it as:

"Yesterday is gone it is gone!! Today we see to do well and finish with a flourish. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying a little (sea) with Hugo!"

"Yesterday is gone it is gone." There is something remarkably reflective and inspirational in that. A message to look forward not back and not to dwell on the past. Now Google translates Stefano's words as "Yesterday it went how it went!" which isn't quite as profound as the Bing translation but just as accepting of the need to move forward.