the year of the horse
according to the chinese new year . . .
starting today is the year of the horse.
this will be a year of prosperity.
of good health.
a good year to travel!
aren’t you glad you know that?
his huge liquid eye.
looking straight into your soul.
he has served mankind for hundreds and hundreds of years.
he has gone to war with us.
at his own peril.
i couldn’t bring myself to watch this movie.
these noble creatures.
to me . . .
far nobler than the mankind that they serve.
we have used them. abused them.
and still. they make some of the most loyal and wonderful
friends and comrades of any in the animal world.
i wish for you old bean . . .
the very best in this
year of the horse.
may you have good health.
and the very best kind of prosperity.
and if you travel . . .
may you arrive there and then safely
and then . . . the king of the horses
in sheer size. strength. and gentleness . . .
the gentle giants . . .
oh this picture.
it will be seen nationwide . . . maybe worldwide
later this weekend in the super bowl of 2014.
the clydesdale and the puppy.
thanks to anheuser~busch for this image.
be still my happy heart.
til soon old bean!