The Horse

Some quotes help the words flow and the pen going, others help you to understand life and yourself. Some are just perfect and beautifully composed and give you a moment of tranquillity and authenticity.  Jane Smiley’s quote is for me the one that covers all. Once in a while I look it up and read it, and I always end up thinking ‘do I need to write anything myself? She says everything I want to say so eloquent and precise.’ Yet it always leads to writing after I have read and absorbed her beautiful message:


I discovered that the horse

is life itself,

a metaphor

but also an example of life’s

generosity and beauty,

a worthy object

of repeated and ever-changing