Quote for the week

When I am Old...
I shall wear diamonds
And a wide brimmed straw hat
With silver and leather on it
and I shall spend my social security
On white wine and carrots
And sit in the alley of my barn
And listen to my horses breathe.

I will sneak out
in the middle of a summer's night
And ride the chestnut mare
Across the moonstruck meadow.
If my old bones will allow.

When people come to call I will smile and nod
As I walk them past the gardens to the barn
And show, instead, the beauty growing there
In stalls fresh-lined with straw.

I will shovel and sweat and
Wear hay in my hair as if it were a jewel.
And I will be an embarrassment to all
Who look down on me.
They've not yet found the peace in being free
To love a horse as a friend,
A friend who waits at midnight hour
With nuzzle and nicker and patient eyes
For the kind of woman I will be
When I am Old.

Written by Patty Barnhart

I hate to tell the DOR, but she is old and she sounds a lot like this poem. I think I need to write one like this for horses or maybe Freedom can.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


Breathe said...

Beautiful, Jack.

Just don't try to eat the hay out of her head. Trust me on this.


Gail said...

Wonderful quote.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I love this!!!

Dusty Devoe said...

Very beautiful! Hugs to your Jack!

Desert Rose said...

Very nice and so true for most of us!

mrscravitz said...

This is just beautiful, and I love it! Is it ok, to print it out with your picture of you and your DOR? I would like to hang it on my wall, because it is so very true!

You two look so very happy, and I just LOVE YOUR SHIRT! I got one the same color, and it is my favorite!

Heather said...

Jack, you made me cry...this touched my heart. I hope to be the old woman in this poem.

Kisses and Carrots,

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Mrs Cravitz, you are welcome to print this off and use the photo, the DOR won't mind either


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