Quote for the week

...I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Chimæra," A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys, 1852 (about Pegasus)

There is something about the soft nicker, gentle neigh, or roaring whinny of a horse that touches humans. Even the most hardened heart softens when a horse speaks to it.
The DOR always smiles when we talk to her. She loves our low rumbling morning greetings, the gentle " buh, buh, buh", she says we sound like Barry White. I like to woofle in her ear when she gives me a hug.
Maybe if every human got to start and end their day to the sounds of horses the world would be a happier place.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR


Grey Horse Matters said...

Great quote. And I think if everyone could start their day with a neigh and a schnuffle from their horses, maybe the world wouldn't be in the mess it is today.

Leah Fry said...

Some days, it feels like that's the only thing standing between me and going postal.

Amanda said...

We have an old (40+)mule here at the ranch named Bubba. Everytime he brays everyone laughs. With things being like they are with the economy and all any reason to laugh is a good thing. Wish we all had a Bubba in our lives right now.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I love horse sounds...I miss them!

Robynn's Ravings said...

LOVE the Hawthorne quote. Nothing like that full bodied, soft sound of a whicker. And a velvety horse nuzzle? Mmmmmmmmm. Miss my horse. :(

And THANK YOU for your very kind words on my essay over at Red Pine Mountain. :)

Lux said...

This post made my mom smile. :)

Oops, I think you have an internet mouse running about - let me get it!

Sandy said...

Hey, nice blog and I love horses!...although I don't own any.
I've seen you around at some of the blogs I visit, so wanted to see who you were. I like your blog, went and read a couple posts.

Shinade said...

Wow Jack I needed you today. I did go postal. And I did on Twitter for everyone to read.

Thanks for making my day just a little sweeter. Just looking at you Jack makes me feel better.

Wonderful post today. Give your DOR big hugs for me okay?


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