Monday, September 21, 2009

Fragile


I’ve said before, that horses are a confounding combination of power and fragility. Gladys was the epitome of that statement – a bold, big mare with a delicate digestive tract, which was her final undoing. A week ago tonight I had to say goodbye. She was one of my favourite muses. We’ll miss her around here - she leaves one big empty stall.

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are...

~ Sting, "Fragile"

4 comments:

Karen Thumm said...

Linda, I'm so sorry that you lost Gladys. You shared so much about her that I think we'll all miss her.

Sending warm thoughts your way.

Laura Barber-Riley said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Linda, what a magnificent horse, so beautifully painted.

Joan said...

LInda, so very very sorry to hear about Gladys. She was a lucky horse to have you in her life....you care for your horses with your whole heart.

Adventures With Big Filly said...

BIG hugs to you Linda... So sorry to hear of your loss :(