Friday, December 12, 2008

Song of the South: Horses and Children

"There is something about the outside of a horse
that is good for the inside of a man."

-Winston Churchill
A piece of our winter trip to Nanny and Paw Paw's: a visit to the barn, where Nanny helps take care of 29 horses. There is something about the way these creatures speak to children that is unique, universal, and indescribable. Papa teaches Big B about the electric fence, and which wild green things the horses like to eat. Then Big B, after patience beyond measure, rides. Little b had a brief sit atop the majestic animal as well, touching it carefully, happily. It is a pleasure being a parent and watching a memory being made, feeling quite sure it will stick.
"Horses and children, I often think,
have a lot of the good sense there is in the world."

-Josephine Demott Robinson

2 comments:

Corynne Escalante said...

aah, yes. i love horses. great quotes, too.

mindfullymotheringtwo said...

Ah, memories. My heart warms in those moments that I think a memory is being created. Banyan must have gotten such a kick (no pun intended!) from being around those horses. Max just said to me the other day that he wants to ride a horse. I was all like, "uh, okay." No idea where that request came from, but thought it was a great idea!