Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I just got in from feeding the pigs... er, horses. It was dark - I could barely see when I came back in, but I know the way so I don't mind. I stayed out longer than usual after they were both fed, and just looked at things and listened. I love nighttime. You can feel winter coming now, just barely, and everything is so calm at this time. Of course, the perfect background noise is the sound of frogs chirping and horses chewing happily. :-D

Anyway, I'm not good with words, so I'll just say it reminded me of all those sayings about "velvet sky," and "gentle twilight," and "still of the evening." I've always had a hard time slowing down, relaxing, letting go, etc. etc., which I think is one reason I love being out after dark, with no flashlight. The quiet and dark force me to relax and I even breathe slower.

Now, my sister on the other hand can relax whenever, in almost any situation. Lucky her!


1 comment:

photogchic said...

That is the hard part of boarding...I don't have the opportunity to "tuck" my horse in at night....I miss those quiet nights in the barn. You are lucky.