Ethereal in the light …
If I don’t write much about the horses and use more photos, chalk it up to “running out of words.” Whether the photos are hum-drum daily life or more light-and-shadow captures of the horses doing their thing caught in a moment of “ahh!” … it’s sometimes hard for me to put into words the fascination I feel for these amazing animals.
I think it’s true that pictures can convey the weight of a thousand thoughts – and then some – and the feelings one can’t begin to express. Some pix are “pretty,” and some are meant to tell a story – I hope they all do, even the pretty ones – of the horses and their lives in Spring Creek Basin.
As another year winds toward a close, it’s natural to reflect, to set resolutions and goals. We have met many of our goals and are working on others, always for the benefit of the horses, so this is more a quiet reflection of the year.
What a year it has been. I can’t even tell the whole story because not all of it is mine to tell. It hasn’t been easy, but it has brought some grand changes. I am honored to be able to give glimpses into the lives of these extraordinary horses, and I’ve been privileged to relay some information about mustangs now in new homes outside the wild boundaries of their previous lives, but I wonder what *they* would say, could they tell their own stories, their actions and motives, simple daily existence, season to season …
Simply, I am amazed and awed and in love – still – with these mustangs, wild as desert breezes, not quite free as air. Confined to a finite bit of geography that they know intimately.
What I wish for them is continuation of life – hum-drum and extraordinary. A collection of moments of beauty and simplicity about which we humans could certainly learn a thing or three hundred.
Selfishly, I wish for many years of sharing all of that with all of them.
Happy New Year, everyone.