Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Such a blessing....
This internship is emotionally draining at times, mostly because the amount of information I'm trying to absorb is enormous. On days like today, it feels like trying to get a drink out of a fire hose.
That is not a complaint, just a statement of fact.
There are disadvantages to starting this kind of learning adventure when one is sixty, and one of those disadvantages is that I don't have nearly the energy that I had a decade or two ago. On the other hand, I have much more life experience, much more humility, and much more ego strength than I had in my younger years. All of those things have proven their worth a thousand times over in the last three months.
I am too tired even to write. But this photo, taken by a dear friend, shows why I'm driven to do this work, and what the reward is when I get it "right." I am so very blessed.
Photo by AimingHigh Photography
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Don't be too hard on yourself there. You're attempting to learn in the span of months what most horsepeople generally learn over the course of years or their entire lifetimes. And it's a process that has no endpoint.ReplyDelete
This is from my friend the photographer, who wasn't able to post it here for some reason:ReplyDelete
"This photo is a prime example of why I love photography.. it does allow the one behind the camera to stop time..just for a second. I love capturing moments in time that are peo...ple just doing what they do. A picture really is worth a thousand words and some that come to mind when I look at this one are: Beautiful, strong, inspiring, a natural... and the photo depicts the reflective attitude of horses. Galahad is expressing to you what you have given him, unconditional love... and honestly I think that kind of love is hard to come by...."