Happy Here

I feel beautiful around horses

Whenever I visit Silk, a horse that has a pasture across from a local park in town, I feel so serene.  This horse is twenty-five years old and survived Hurricane Floyd.  She swam out of her flooded pasture, as some folks who lived in a house near her pasture, unlatched her gate.  Every time I visit her, I think of her swimming in her flooded 3 acre pasture.  She defines grace.  She loves apples and carrots too.  Her owner works as an accountant for a business across the street from my house.

Silk in Spring

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” – Winston Churchill

Feeding apples with my son to my favorite horse

The only negative is there are many fire ant hills.  In fact, on this trip my son was digging in one of them thinking he had discovered a great dirt/sand pile.  Thankfully, he did not get bit.  I actually took him out here when he was a baby and just learning to walk and he didn’t get bit, even though he was barefoot.

Isn’t she a beauty!

“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.” – Alice Walker

My friend coming over so we can talk.

Silk meeting Ben for the first time

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.” – Sharon Ralls Lemon

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About memomuse

I am an arts educator, writer, poet, photographer, and mama. United Arts Council Artist in the Schools and Writer-in-Residence -- I am available to conduct workshops and residencies: Memoir, Writing, Poetry, Spoken Word, Poetry Slams. Contact me for more information. Also available for freelance writing and photography. I am also working on a historic food memoir: http://evanstoncommmunitykitchen.wordpress.com

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