War Horse

My youngest teacher, Maggie.

Greg and I went to see  the new Steven Spielberg film WAR HORSE after putting it off for weeks.  I did the same with his movie about the holocaust.  I knew it would touch me deeply and I needed to wait until I was ready to take it all in.  The images of kindness and abuse will stay with me for a long time.  I learned more about the stupidity of war with his honest portrayal of the English and the Germans in World War I through the eyes of this magnificent steed.

My horses are very important in my life.  They are my teachers,  guiding me, comforting me and making me laugh. In my books (yet to be published), I tell their stories braided with mine…our victories and tragedies interlaced.

I am working on a new series of blogs exploring the relationships we have with the natural world, especially with horses.  They help us stay sane in a crazy world.  Their communications are subtle.  We need to be still to hear them.  I have an advantage over most people because we live close to nature, away from the distractions of city life.  It’s important to bring their quiet lessons to this time of politics and war and recession.  I love a good conversation.  I hope you will join with me in sharing our stories of the small moments in our days.

Keep a look out.  It will begin soon.

Also, check out the free iPAD app from the movie.