1/24/2010

Quote for the week


I could have missed the pain, but I'da had to miss the dance.
~Garth Brooks

Spring is arriving and it always causes the DOR to become nostalgic. This spring that is especially so, there are some good friends that are not with us this year. Harley loved the spring, he liked it when his winter woolies left and he was his beautiful self again. Ginger was the star of the spring follies in her Hawaiian Princess costume. There have been times in her life when she just wants to withdraw, never add another horse to her life because it hurts so much when they leave. Then something happens to remind her how blessed she has been with us in her live. Salty tearing across the pasture like a race horse after having his feet done. Freedom laying and rolling in the sun, crashing in a deep nap with a snore that would make a lumberjack proud. Shandi Doll giving me a nip back after I ran her off of her treats. Scooby running to meet her as soon as he smells her lavender perfume. Sir Darby knickering and talking to her the minute he sees her. Then there is me, I own her heart and just seeing me makes her smile.
Yep opening up and loving another creature opens you up to pain. We horses feel that as deeply as humans. But we have learned that the joy of companionship heavily outweighs the pain of the loss. We enjoy the dance. I hope that all creatures enjoy that dance everyday of their lives.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!

10 comments:

Leah Fry said...

Jack, you're a deep thinker.

Jocelyn said...

WOW jack, tell DOR , Spring is awesome and a time for rewnewal and not regression and sadness. Spring is a promise of bounty and fruition. Sunshine and long days.

Spring is amazing!

fernvalley01 said...

There is a time for every DOR, that we wonder if the joy of having animals/horses is worth the pain. For every on that leaves me I have a new little scar,and a peice of my heart gone with them. But in its place settles the love joy of having known them and beautiful memories. SO for me , and I suspect your DOR , yup its worth it

wilsonc said...

I get what your saying. There can be pain and loss and it hurts...but the dance is everything!

Susan said...

Beautiful song, I never heard it before. There's definitely two ways to look at relationships, the pain when they end, or the happiness they bring during.

Betty said...

Love the tune. Is Spring really here in the middle of winter.I am hopeful,but Mother Nature can fool us sometimes. My Rohdies that usually bloom in the middle of Feb. are starting to pop,and there are green things popping up every where.
~~Hugs and Smooches~~

Denise said...

Gone but never forgotten. You've had some beautiful friends Jack. Thank you kindly for sharing this lovely post.

Desert Rose said...

Yes...finally I can get onto yr blog with out my enternet Explorer going down. Not sure what was up with that...did anyone else have troubles...or just me???
So sad to loose our friends...it's very hard!

Breathe said...

Some people give up on love, because they can't take the heartache.

It's the saddest thing ever.

--Lily

The herd changes, but somehow we find a new friend, right Jack?

-- Cibolo

夜市 said...

As a man sows, so he shall reap. ....................................................

 

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