Life can change so fast sometimes that it reminds us to live in the moment and not become complacent. It is good to be reminded that everything changes in every moment – form arises and dissolves. Last Tuesday I had a great time with both horses working on ground exercises with them in the arena. It was so good to be with Red, working with him more closely than I have in a while. He is such a fascinating mixture of sweetness and belligerence, willingness and stubborness.
The weather is also so changeable – one day quite warm and then snow the following day. There is a magical quality of seeing the world through flakes of falling snow; the greyness of the sky with hints of rainbow colours; blazing red-gold sunsets; brave buds and sprouting plants.
And then there are the sadder changes – the emptiness of loss. Two of my blog friends have lost their horses in recent weeks: first Cilla of Front Shoes Only lost Lizzie last month, and now Linda at 7MSN has lost Lyle. I feel I know these people and have loved their horses even though I only know them through reading their blog. A little cold shiver runs down my back mirroring the wetness of my face as I read of their loss.
I'm blogging when I should be going to bed because I didn't enjoy being in bed last night, I didn't sleep much for coughing. But tonight is another night and so it will be different. There is no point in anticipating an unpleasant night – I might sleep deeply and well. Even if I do not sleep it is still a new night, a new experience and will not be the same as last night. I may feel refreshed and have my strength back in the morning. Whatever the night or the morning brings it will be a unique experience and there will be something to appreciate through my senses if I am open enough to embrace that.
And so... good night.