Begins in wonder
Simmers in dreams
Is realized with challenge
And expands into awe”
~ Kim McElroy
A girl child awakens to emotion early.
She seeks someone to resonate with.
but in her world
the adults have forgotten
how to truly express emotion,
and the other children don’t understand.
Perhaps then a part of her
names a manifestation
of her intangible feelings
in the form of the horse.
Somehow she instinctively knows
that the horse is a creature of emotion
who, like her
seeks someone to resonate with.
For lack of a better role model
The girl becomes a horse in her imagination.
She plays the role of being dynamic and powerful,
passionate and free.
She longs to have a real horse
To share these feelings with.
The lucky girls get horses.
Others grow up
And sometimes they find their way back,
and as women
find the answers they have been seeking
in human relationships
in their relationship with a horse.
As a woman bonds with a horse;
Attempts to understand and interpret…
she is nurturing, facing her fears,
and moving beyond boundaries.
Essential lessons in any relationship.
And in this new, quiet communication
of touch and thought
intuition and expression…
she finds at last,