Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Horses

One of my main goals today was to finish my column for Sunday's paper. It was more of a struggle today. Sometimes it seems my work is simple. But at other times, I have to dig deeper. I try not to "settle" but I tell myself that not every piece written is "Pulitzer quality." Oftentimes, I'm hard on myself. When I read the words the following day, it's rarely as weak as I imagined.

Jilda went to the hair stylist today and got home just before midday. She whipped up some lunch and we took a short nap.

She planned to go back to the store and buy a few things she needed to work on her Christmas cards but I volunteered to do that so she could spend paint time with the cards.

After picking up the stuff she needed and a few things we didn't need, I headed home. Instead of coming home the usual way, I took a detour down a road we haven't traveled in years.

Just past a small creek, I turned a curve and came upon horses standing at a pasture fence. They regarded me as if I were a trespasser.  I stopped and rolled down the window. Pulling the phone from my pocket, I snapped a few pictures while talking to the horses in soothing tones.

I sat there for a long time admiring those beautiful creatures. I can't believe we've never owned a horse.


10 comments:

  1. They are beauties. Maybe a little on the thin side.

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  2. When I take a detour in Jersey I just run into a new strip mall. Your neck of the woods looks much more interesting.

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  3. To me that is one of the most beautiful creatures in the world. I am smiling. I waited a long time, but when mama was best fast and we were taking care of her. I finally thought to ask mama. "Mama, what kind of horses did you and daddy have."
    She looked at me like, how could I have raised such a dummy, and said, "Son horses were for folk up in the papers, we had mules. YOur dad had a prize pair of roman nose mules. They could work all day and take us to town that evening, a horse could not do that. Mules were for farmers." I guess Now I know, but a horse is more what boys WANT! Even if they ain't up in the papers! LOL

    Love that picture.

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  4. Emma is right. But isn't it lovely to be rewarded (generously) when we take a different path.

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  5. They are beautiful, much more graceful than cows I would say.
    Hugs, Julia

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  6. They look as if they are posing for the photo.......or trying to figure out what your saying..lol
    Lisa

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  7. They are beautiful horses. It's hard to imagine a time when just about everyone had a horse. They were needed for transportation and to work the farms too. Our ancestors would be amazed to see how things have changed. Horse power now aways is mostly recreational.

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  8. I am finally here! I love horses...all my life I found them a sense of calm and freedom. I never owned one but always was near them somehow. I had a few chances to ride them and felt so great. I always feel inspired.

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  9. Like most people, I suppose, I've always loved horses!!

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  10. They are quite beautiful, but I imagine owning horses takes a lot of work.

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