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Oooo, Lipizzanner horses!!! I learned about those when I was a child and always wanted to go see them! Sigh! Maybe some day...when I'm rich. They never come out here so I would have to go to Spain, I guess. Such a sacrifice. :)

By Blogger KathyR, at 3:00 PM  

Your camera is awesome! I've never seen them live either, and would not turn down a ticket.

By Blogger Catherine, at 7:03 PM  

The control those horses and riders have is just astonishing! What a pleasure it must be to see them in person. Have a warm and loving Thanksgiving with your family.

By Blogger cathy, at 10:00 PM  

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Thursday, November 19, 2009  

Time is your friend too

And time has passed since I made that last awful post. We have plodded through the week, attended to dooties, fulfilled obligations, nursed grief and shared love. Those are the things that fill up time and blot out the black holes of sadness, ease the sting of pain. Especially the love. There has been a groundswell of love for so many people - love for our lost cousin, love for his sister, love for those who are still here.

My big public event of the weekend went off remarkably well considering it had had minimal attention during the critical two weeks leading up to it. We had a warm and generous author who shared so much with the community and who, I believe, took something valuable home with her as well.

But on Friday morning, as I drove in to work, I was hit with a wall of longing to be with my own parents - my mother, who still cares about the beautiful world of art: my dad, who softens when his daughters dress up to come visit him, and my sister, who carries the heaviest of loads without complaining ... at least, without complaining beyond reason. So on Saturday, when we were finished with all weekend events, I drove on over to spend the rest of the weekend with my side of the family.

Sister and cute little cousin.

who had made plans to go see the Lipizzaner horses and who got a ticket for me too.

This was obviously a show for the horse aficionado's but I have enough horse history packed deep in my childhood to know something about the skills involved.

And I was pleased my little point and shoot camera did such a good job capturing images from so far away.

One week from today we will sit down 10 to Thanksgiving dinner. There is a lot to be thankful for this year, in spite of recent sadness, and I am looking forward to the long holiday.

posted by Bess | 5:53 AM