02 April 2010
I hope that today finds us all in good circumstances. I think the weather has finally broken here in Maryland. It was gorgeous yesterday; warm, trees and flowers blooming. The peepers were singing to each other in our Shrek-swamp. I drove to my part-time job with the roof open, windows down, and music blaring, and, to my DELIGHT, at the nearby Thoroughbred farm, they had put the broodmares out in the fields, along with their new foals. It's funny, but, ever since college, when I would sell my soul for a ride out into the surrounding backroads and horse farms around Lexington, it doesn't "feel" like spring til I see a foal. I used to wonder if I was looking upon a future Derby winner when I would look at them. Something about those long twinkly legs, and that flip-flap tail, and their enthusiastic grace, it just speaks of the promise of the season. Hard work lies ahead, but, for now, let's embrace the newness of life.