A Horse? Of course!

November 24, 2012

This has absolutely nothing to do with a B&B – unless you consider how lovely it would be to be able to take a few days off for a personal retreat and read a book that is filled with so many good things that you just have to write them down.

From In Sunlight and In Shadow, Mark Helprin, Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2012, pp. 310-311.

The horses sensed the excitement, and though silent and enslaved, they were the most expressive of all. Meyer Copeland had once said to his son, ‘I have often prayed that you will grow up to be as dignified as a horse. You could do a lot worse.’

‘A horse!’

‘Yes, Harry, your kingdom for a horse. Their temperaments are governed by God. They skip a lot of nonsense. They’re strong, gentle and just. You’d be lucky. I think you will be lucky.’

‘But they’re stupid.’

‘Maybe they’re merely quiet.’



  1. Joan says:

    love this cheryl

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