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We Are Flying Solo

August 27, 2011

Soggy And Somnolent

It's a rainy day as Irene hugs the NC coast on her way north. Good for over-thinking, exaggerating, despondency, rallying, napping, and compulsive eating.

I want to say thank you to all of you who took the time to say a kind word. To say it is meaningful is cliche, but no less true. My job exists because of the crimes all people commit in the name of selfishness, greed and laziness, so human kindness always catches me by surprise.

Solo will do what Solo will do, as always. Anyone who knows me knows that I will move heaven and earth for him. I would sell everything I had (all $14 worth!) if it would make him better (it won't) and I certainly will never give up on him. He has given me immeasurable gifts, awed me with his heart, and taught me a lifetime's worth of wry wisdom. Special, unique, they don't do him justice, and I have known a lot of horses. So, hell or high water (hmmm, both in existence today!), I will see him through and we will not be lessened or defeated or cowed in the face of it.

With that battle cry out of the way...

Having spent the last, long several days chasing fish in the rocky shallows of a piedmont river, I have not yet had a chance to visit the farm and check on things. I am sure Solo has been happily partaking in his daily pond swims, where, submerged up to his eyeballs, he has perfected his hippo impression.

Meanwhile, my front yard is perfecting its riverine impression and I think I hear some chocolate calling my name. Stay safe, stay dry, and give all the ponies a hug.


  1. As my trimmer says, sometimes the best medicine is Tincture of Time. I've got everything crossed that Solo's kinks will all get worked out and he can get back in the game. So far, that's the only "medicine" Salem has gotten and he's loads and loads better already.

    In the meantime, I highly suggest self-medicating with several hundred CCs of chocolate. Vodka wouldn't hurt, either. ;-)

    Good luck in this storm! Hopefully, you'll just get the outer bands and won't get blown away or flooded. Just don't be one of the idiots that goes outside and ends up dead (although I do have to admit to standing in a sheltered alcove while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my house...not so smart).

  2. Ditto what Frizz said. Sometimes time and rest are the best and only medicine. If you were a little closer I'd send you my headstrong, headshy Sunny-girl to work with :) But she'd prolly flirt with Solo and throw out his back even more.... LOL. Hang in there - we're all here for you.

  3. Yes, hopefully time will see him right! Fortunately, alcohol is not an endangered species.