Wednesday, September 3, 2008

FALLEN FRIEND



The death of a friend is never easy, the days seem gloomy and the nights filed with despair. A few days ago I lost a friend to a sudden and decisive illness, to some my mourning over the loss of an animal would seem ridiculous . First let me start by saying Cisco was one of those rare horses who seemed to know what you were thinking and could communicate through a look that we would be hard pressed to say in many sentences.. He and I spent long hours together in the short time I knew him and became much more that horse and rider. We were as one when riding across the plains or through the mountains. I will ask you to read an old post SACRED GROUND which I believe describes him fully. Have a safe journey to the other side my friend and I will see you when I get there. HAWK

9 comments:

fishing guy said...

Hawk: So sorry to hear of the loss of this beautiful animal. You can take solace in the fact that your time together was well spent.

Sandy said...

Hawk, I am so very sorry.

TSannie said...

I'm very sorry...

Robin Easton said...

Oh Hawk, this is more than the loss of a good friend. This is like losing part of your own soul. It is a hard hard blow. I am so sorry.

Sandy said...

Hawk... I saw your photograph of the Tetons dressed up in their fall finery today on my Weatherbug! Beautiful!!

Debra said...

Hawk,
I tried to leave a comment earlier, but it didn't get to you I guess. When I saw the photo I thought to myself, what a perfect horse, what a gorgeous photo...and then I realized what had happened. Your deep connection comes through in the image. I'm so sorry you lost him. Debra

david mcmahon said...

Sorry to hear about the loss.

Came here from Fishing Guy. You would love the Australian High Country ....

Tom Sorenson said...

Sorry to hear the loss of a good friend - that photo is great. A beautiful animal and a proud one, too.

Marian Love Phillips said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your horse, Cisco. You look great mounted on him and you had many, many moments of quality time together that I know you will treasure till you both meet again.