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Sunday, August 30, 2009
Delightful Surprise Along the Road of Life
We had glorious sunshine all day long, bookstore visits from friends, and, at the end of the bookstore afternoon, on our way to dinner, a serendipitous encounter in Peshawbestown with the Budweiser Clydesdales, causing my already full cup to overflow. I was not alone. People of all ages, two to ninety-two, were wide-eyed and thrilled.
We all watched the eight-horse team disassemble, one horse at a time, and load into their elegant trailers, beauty, grace and strength united in these beautiful animals, each of them perfect from head to foot –
Whether seen from the back and from the front –
In harness, out of harness, or loaded for the road.
Run away to join the circus? What about running away to become a teamster? Could Sarah do the job of this Dalmatian, I wonder? She would look awfully cute up on the wagon seat!