Saturday, February 21, 2009

When I am old.........


> Forget the red hat and purple dress.



It's turquoise, diamonds and a straw hat.....






When I am an old horsewoman



I shall wear turquoise and diamonds, and a straw hat that doesn't suit me. I shall spend my social security on white wine and carrots, sit in the alley-way of my barn and listen to my horses breathe.

I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night and ride the old bay gelding (or the old dun mare) across the moonstruck meadow if my old bones will allow.

When people come to call, I will smile and nod as I walk past the gardens to the barn and show instead of the flowers growing the stalls freshened with straw.

I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair as if it were a jewel.

I will be an embarrassment to all who have not yet found the peace in being free to have a horse as a best friend.

A friend who waits at the midnight hour with muzzle and nicker and patient eyes for the kind of woman I will be, when I am an old horsewoman.


~Author Unknown~



6 comments:

  1. I like it. I have a headache and am having a hard time focusing, so I read this line... "I will be an embarrassment to all who have not yet found the peace in being free to have a horse as a best friend" as actually saying... "I will feel embarrassed for all who have not yet found the peace in being free to have a horse as a best friend."

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  2. I just loved that when I found it, had to share! There is nothing better than standing in the barn after feeding and listening to everyone munch, wonderful music!

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  3. Oooo.... that's awesome!

    Hugs♥

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  4. That great NM, works either way huh!!!!

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  5. Hi, I am a new fan of your blog. Hope you can join my free horse lovers club RiderMate.com. It is very active now.

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