JUST OUR BEING HERE IS A GIFT
Each time I went to the horses,
and the equine therapy workshop,
I wanted to bring something,
cookies, or cakes,
and each time, I found I had the energy to bring
and, in that, I realize I am enough.
My presence is a gift.
The people of Marin Stables created
an arena, a circle of enclosure,
so I could learn to walk, canter, and trot.
They greeted me with food, hugs, and huge smiles,
and patient instruction repeated
over and over again.
I came while still in chemo mind,
where each moment, while nebulous, is new.
They train horses. Horses train them.
We work together, asking, requesting, inspired.
I imagine each country, meeting in just this way.
Ask! Request! Inspire!