I can say it was a No Horse Day, but I can’t say they ever left my mind. Spent the morning at home, and the afternoon with our son and daughter-in-law. Actually took time to watch a movie, Captain Marvel, and I did enjoy the movie. I did not enjoy the loud music, so stuffed napkin pieces in my ears, and then relaxed in the theater’s very comfy lounging chairs. I believe I did not think about Buddy nor Reo during the entire movie. That is amazing. If you get the chance, and you like action packed movies about other lives in other galaxies, you should go see this movie.

I always enjoy thinking about other worlds besides ours. I wonder if the living beings out there are just like us in our destructive ways, or if they are peaceful and loving toward each other and the other creatures they share their planets with? I know that not all of we humans are unloving, uncaring, and destructive. I can say that my own children and their families, thank goodness, are kind to their environment and to others. That is one thing I am very proud of.

I am saddened by the fact that I am nearing the end stages of my life time, and there is very little impact I can have on changing the direction of my country, or this world. What little I can do is take care of my own animal family and encourage my human family to take steps to better the world. That is asking a lot, I think, but if they are to have a safe place to live, they really have no choice.

When I am filled with negative thoughts, I usually traipse off to see my horses. They bring me calmness, as they just live in the present and do not think about their future. Today it was the movie that helped me get rid of the tenseness and sorrow, and being with my son and dil was a very pleasant interlude to a nice afternoon. Their loving demeanor also helped relaxation set in.

However, there was the 50 minute drive home to allow the worry to set back in. Politics entered my mind (because my husband read me news he had read on his ipad), and then I began thinking about The Old Horse, and wondering how long he would be with us. And then I began to dwell on the trees being cut, and the dead animals beside the highway, and the fact that I had just eaten a 570 calorie apple pie, and what will happen to this Earth, and so on. Perhaps my shortening life means I must think about such bizarre things. I no longer have to worry about raising my children, or performing a good day’s work, or earning money. I can think about all the other aspects of life around me, which I am not so sure is a great thing to do.

So, a no horse day is okay, but tomorrow will be a two horse day, and I will feel better, at least for awhile.

Published by mjm1942

I have aged. Of course. I was born in Trenton, NJ in 1942. I now live in Kentucky. It's 2021. My marriage has lasted 58 years, and I still love the man. My three children live far from us, and I miss them; however, it's fine with just him and me. We are best friends. I love my dogs, past and present, and my horse. I have failed as a professional writer, but I still dabble now and then. I have always been restless; perhaps because I have moved so many times in my life. I feel like something is waiting to happen around the corner. I graduated from Salem College at 55 years of age. I am a woman.

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

  1. Love our afternoons together!
    Check into “mindfulness”… I’ve been reading up on the art of not letting our stressful thoughts drain you!❤️


Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: