Let us ride together, Blowing mane and hair, Careless of the weather, Miles ahead of care, Ring of hoof and snaffle, Swing of waist and hip, Trotting down the twisted road With the world let slip. Anonymous riding song.
Along for the ride:
Sunday, March 8, 2009
The good thing about today's time change is that the clock in my car will be reflecting real-time for the next several months! It is amazing how upset passengers have been that I do not care enough to re-programme the thing. I generally have a pretty good idea of whether it is 9 or 10 am. even without checking my watch. So as people all over the U.S. are late for Church today, because the "Special Hour" we were borrowing has gone to play with the lost socks, possibly circling Saturn right now, we shall get used to the shake-up of our TV schedule; for the next 3 weeks watching French news an hour later than usual. I would add that I must find out when England changes time as it is never quite the same as the rest of Europe, but my sister rarely picks up the phone, nor calls me back so who cares? I still believe in Greenwich Mean Time. My anchor, my compass. The rest is like Monopoly-Money Time to me.
If I were a tree, I would be a London Plane. I am gregarious but enjoy solitude. I am English in my heart and soul, but still have room for other nations. I have lived in six countries and picked up a French husband along the way. We have a wonderful, kind, strong-minded daughter who has become a "Human of whom to be proud". I am a magnet for the lost. I foster collies (and collie cousins and the occasional, accidental, cat or crow). Those I have saved have saved me in return. I notice the world around me and often talk to strangers. Traveling alone is interesting, liberating and fulfilling. I am good at most things that I undertake but have few formal qualifications. I am able to have and treasure friends with whom I disagree about almost everything. My life is not over. Who knows where I am headed?
A ponyism is one of Life's Truths perceived from the perspective of an Effing Pony: - Life's a Bluff! - Those who aspire to make their mark on this world must expect to scrape some skin on the walls of experience. - The greatest value of money is as the currency of Hope.
- To be an Ass or an Asset, that is the question?
-Selective memory is but the first step on the path to magical thinking.
-Not all Baggage comes with wheels. -When your hero is a horse you are less likely to be disappointed than were he a human.
-Unfortunately, great wealth does not always equate with class.
-A dick, surrounded by puppies, remains a dick. -What better antidote to evil than kittens? -Any time you have something heavy, ready to drop, your cat will sit right below and look up at you.