This wooden interloper mysteriously appeared at Lake Anne Plaza a week or so back, as if it fell from outer space. With its wooden construction and natural finish designed to blend into its DRB-enforced surroundings, it's a lovely addition to the concrete skull-crackin' fun available for kids of all ages at the Plaza. Or is it?
They (and we all know who they are) would have us believe that this play statue, the product of artist Marco Rando, is a tribute to an original wooden horse created by sculptor Gonzalo Fonseca, a picture of which is depicted below.
Awww, cute. Of course, that's what they (and we all know that they have been around since the dawn of time, not just the creation of a milquetoast planned community in the 1960s) would have wanted people to believe back then too. What is the real meaning of this structure? Was the original horse, long lost to time, discarded after it succeeded in sneaking a bushel's worth of Gulf Oil executives into Reston under the cover of darkness to depose its once and future leader, as has been immortalized in song? And if so, what is the meaning of its mysterious reappearance, decades later, seemingly slouching towards
Bethlehem the new brew pub?
For now, we may never know. But the Trojan Horse stands sentinel, watching over us all. Or at least Heron House.
The truth is out there.