Traffic clouds our view.
Simple gifts still frame the world.
Stop and take a look.
Worry’s been wearing me out lately.
It’s a nasty rash which only spreads into more worries, like lack of sleep.
So I chose to leave my city job early today for a country picnic with some old friends.
I was quickly greeted by several familiar faces in the pasture as I drove up.
Retired horses all, they’re aging gracefully and still galloping gleefully every afternoon.
One gentleman took a particular liking to me and began to follow me everywhere. I soon recognized him as a horse I’d ridden 10 years before.
Eddy was the first horse I’d learned to trust after being bucked off by a stallion as a child.
Looking into his soulful eyes again, I thought of a moving post I’d read earlier this week by artist and writer Maria Wulf. http://www.fullmoonfiberart.com/2014/08/18/horse-lesson/
In it, Maria spoke of horse lessons and trust.
I’m thinking Eddy’s still sharing his wisdom with me a decade later.
“Just trust my friend that all will be right in your world.”
You can bet on it Eddy, you can bet on it.