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* getting caught in the rain Posted on April 9, 2012 at 08:38:56 PM by Joy
Her eyes watched the two stallions, trusting them. They were much less scary than the growly thing they had chased off. It was even better when two tongues began to clean her fur, fluffing it up pleasantly so it afforded some warmth. The tongues may be hesitant, but the small girl closed her eyes in bliss, feeling some life return to her limbs. She was very tired, but knew that she couldn’t let these stallions leave her behind. She belonged to them now, whether they liked it or not. The bath was over all too soon, however and noses were nudging her sides, startling her back into reality.
She knew she could stand, and would articulate it to them rather peevishly if she knew how. Listening to them, she was picking up things quickly; seemingly the understanding of speech was something foals were born with. Simply by listening, her brain began to kick in instinctually. “I can do it!” Her voice was high and sweet, pure tones. Perhaps it was a foreshadowing of the mare she would become. A note of hysteria was in there too, stemming from a terrifying idea that they may leave without her. She didn’t know it yet, but this incident would not harm her perspective in life. If anything, it would make her belief in optimism stronger. After all, hadn’t she been sent two guardian angels when she was in her time of deepest need?
She lifted her tiny head off her dead mother, white star gleaming now on her forehead. Trying to remember what she had done to get up the first time, she gathered her legs under her and heaved. For one glorious moment, she stood. But a split second later she flopped heavily on to one side with enough force that her legs flew up into the air helter skelter accompanied with a startled peep from the foal. Quickly rolling once more on to her side, she looked up at the two stallions, the look in her eyes pleading them not to laugh at her. Her second attempt was slower, front end first. This time she managed to stay on her feet, though she was shaky. “See?” The triumph in her voice was palpable, her joy evident.
Joy! we all need a little JOY in our lives
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