Tuesday, February 16, 2010
A quiet day
I love it when the image I capture digitally exposes a beauty that I hadn't caught with my own eyes.
Today I spent some quiet time with the horses as they were eating their grass/alfalfa hay and the sun was setting.
Sunny is the dog who often accompanies me. He is owned by my housemates but he seems to enjoy being a farm dog too.
I spent some time reading on my favorite rock seat in the corral. I'm reading Demian by Herman Hesse. It's a book that I've read several times over the past 20 years but this time I'm understanding completely new things from it. I'm lucky that I get to talk about it with some friends who are able to explore the ideas in challenging ways.
As the sun set, Patrik and Sofi went to stand closer to Sundance. She's separated from them for a couple of hours in the evening so she can get extra food. I watched closely as Patrik and Sofi performed a subtle dance as they found just the right spots to stand. As they stood, Patrik blinked his eyes a few times and seemed to go into an internally-focused state. I often wonder what they're thinking of in this state, or even if what I call "thinking" is something that they do.