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Jul 28, 2010

Just A Horse

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From time to time, people tell me, 'lighten up, it's just a horse,' or,'that's a lot of money for just a horse'. They don't understand the distance travelled, the time spent, or the costs involved for 'just a horse.' Some of my proudest moments have come about with 'just a horse.' Many hours have passed and my only company was 'just a horse,' but I did not once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by 'just a horse,' and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of 'just a horse' gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day. If you, too, think it's 'just a horse,' then you will probably understand phrases like 'just a friend,' 'just a sunrise,' or 'just a promise.'

'Just a horse' brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. 'Just a horse' brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. Because of 'just a horse' I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not 'just a horse' but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. 'Just a horse' brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday they can understand that it's not 'just a horse' but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being 'just a woman/man.' So the next time you hear the phrase 'just a horse' just smile, because they 'just' don't understand.

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