You learn about life from everything, especially from a Texas rodeo. When I saw the above scene, after breathin' easy that the cowboy ridin' that bull came out alive, I thought that life is like trying to ride a crazy bull - we try our best to hold on, but sometimes we get thrown, and pretty hard at that. OK, so we eat some dust, but there's always another chance for the strong of heart...
That's an emuna reaction. The reactions of the locals were different - I'll tell you what they were saying, and then how they said it:
Spectator #1: That cowboy had no business trying to ride that bull - "He dug up more snakes than he could kill."
Spectator #2: Ain't no way he'll come out of this alive - "He's tradin' in his guitar for a harp."
Spectator #3: What a brave cowboy - "He's double-backboned."
Spectator #4: After the cowboy got clear of the bull and was lucky enough to survive the fall - "He could sit on the fence and the birds would feed him."
Spectator #5: Describing how mean that bull is - "Like a tornado on a trail drive."
Our sages say that the evil inclination embodies itself in a wild bull (see Petach Ha'Ohel, parshat Behaalotcha). With that in mind, emuna can tame a bull much better than the most experienced cowboy can. So good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, we'll see y'all in Texas soon for "Texemuna." For details, to arrange an event or set up a private appointment, give a holler to firstname.lastname@example.org.