Writing

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

contemplation

JANE SMILEY