Strength Comes from both Within and Without
It is a loosely written rule that articles and stories published to our blog on Sundays are to be inspirational and, with any luck, uplifting. If things go well in the world of equine advocacy a good news story will pop up in the press or, better yet, a kind reader will forward some little jewel that is a perfect fit for the special Sunday slot. For the past several weeks, no such good news has been forthcoming and the Straight from the Horse’s Heart blog has gone dark on the last day of the week.
This week has proved to be no different; we are overwhelmed with bad news on so very many different levels. I won’t beleaguer you with the list as it is counterproductive and I am quickly becoming certain that the volume of bad news ingested is directly releated to the number of the hairs that vacate my scalp and I cannot afford much more in the way of expanding my row of rabbits running backwards (receding hare line)
So in the dark of the early morning I looked about my office and searched for some insight. I am truly glad to be back in the U.S. after another month behind the great, and ever shifting, firewall of China but besides just being “home” my heart is heavy and I was struggling to find something to pick up the pulse and provide fuel for those so near and dear to me…and then I was poked in the leg by a moist nose.
I looked down only to plunge deep into the dark brown eyes of one of our geriatric German Shepherd rescues, Suzie.
I placed my hand under her chin and scratched to show my respect and love while she looked at me with intense concern. Although she is bonded to my wife, Terry, as the leader of the pack she always appears more relaxed when I return to the den, she wagged her tail, sat down and whispered,
“You have us.” there was a pause…”you always have us.”
And it hit me; her tail wagged as she lay down next to my chair…we have “US”.
Regardless of how dark it gets, how difficult the trail becomes to follow or how many obstacles are thrown into our path we always have each other; that is what will bind us as one and gives us the power to slay the gargantuan enemy that preys upon our spirit and destroys the beauty around us, we have each other.
It is interesting that today’s words of wisdom have come from a canine (predator) companion versus from equine souls that live on this patch of land with us but perhaps that breaths more power into the thought; a transcendental moment where those who hunt have come to grips with their latent tendencies and have combined their efforts to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves does that not make sense? I think so.
Today we have each other, we are all members of the same herd/pack and although we might nip at each other’s backsides, from time to time, we do it only out of love, understanding and direction…we are one.
This morning an aging Germen Shepherd whispered to me and gave me strength. Today I share that power with you, “We have each other, and from where I am standing, that is GOOD.”
Recharge and reinforce as tomorrow we will be hitting the battlefield with renewed energy and you will not be either leaderless or without cause…we shall stand together, but today…please share the embrace, we have each other.
May the Force of the Horse© be with us all…………….
- Another Win in Saving Colorado Wild Horse Herd from BLM Eradication (rtfitch.wordpress.com)
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Categories: The Force of the Horse