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Lastword: Perspectives

Photo by Ross Brinkerhoff

By Marion Kaselle

The horses stand at the gate.
“Where have you been?” ask their eyes and ears.
“I’ve been writing.”
“What’s that?”
“It’s my art of arranging words — the sounds you hear me think to express the ramblings of my mind — so many other humans may know them.”
“Primitive!” they say with a twist of lips and narrowed eyes.
“Humans aren’t horses,” I remind. “We’re a relatively new species, still trying to figure things out.”
The thought “too much figuring” takes form within, as I catch my mare’s mischievous grin and glint of eye.

[From the book “Touching Horses: Communication, Health and Healing through Acupressure,” by Marion Kaselle, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd., London, 1995.]