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'Just a Horse'
From time to time, people tell me, “Lighten up, it’s just a horse,” or “That’s a lot of money for just a horse”.
They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent or the costs involved for "Just a horse."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "Just a horse."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "Just a horse," but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "Just a horse," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "Just a horse" gave me comfort and reason to get over the day.
If you think it’s “Just a horse,” then you will probably understand phrases like “Just a friend, “Just a sunrise,” or “Just a promise.”
"Just a horse" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a horse" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Because of "Just a horse" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it’s not “Just a horse” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
“Just a horse” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “Just a horse” but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a woman.”
- Jess Schwarcz