In Presence With
Dear Spirit to Spirit friend,
A beautiful sharing about what it is to come into deeper connection, deeper presence with one of another species.
To be in alignment with and listen...
and respond in a way that honors both.
"Horse Talk" by Sean Winn
On difficult days, I head down
to the barn and whistle for Elvis.
My horse knows his name,
or at least knows what I call him
and has decided to go along with it.
I’ve learned some horse-speak too,
his different whinnies — nervousness,
curiosity, where’ve you been.
Some of it’s sign language —
flared nostrils, a jerky head.
Some days Elvis is cranky
and doesn’t want to be ridden.
I get that. We talk about it
and sometimes he changes
his mind. Sometimes he doesn’t.
On those days, I usually just
brush him and tell him a story.
He seems to like it. So do I.
In Gratitude & Love, Joanna