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Women and Horses Newsletter, October 2001
~~~~~~~From Mary D. Midkiff~~~~~~~
Dear Horse Friends:
All of us are working through the tragedies resulting from the
attack on our country on September 11. My husband and I, like
many of you, watched television in disbelief as the events un-
folded. Around 2 p.m., however, I chose to go to the barn. There
were only a few of us there and we were going through the motions
like zombies, but there was also a certain peacefulness which
surrounded us. Theo's eyes always adjust me toward a sense of
comfort and familiarity. She softens my soul.
From that unforgettable day forward, and I feel sure for many
weeks and months ahead, each one of us can look to our horse(s)
for comfort, guidance and perspective. Your horse doesn't know
or worry about terrorists or national safety or plane crashes
or even what will come tomorrow. They live in the present and
are comforted by your voice, hands and simply your presence.
The simple things in life, sunshine, thirst quenching rains,
fragrant hay, green and gold pastures, stretching their limbs
and napping with friends are what matter.
We can take stock in our lives through our horses. We should be
grateful to them for always providing us with a place to go
spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically.
My sincerest wishes of peace and love go out to all of you and
your horses during these difficult and confusing times.
Mary D. Midkiff
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