Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Such a blessing....

I am exhausted.

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


  1. 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.

  2. This is from my friend the photographer, who wasn't able to post it here for some reason:

    "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...."