A Song In My Heart & My Horse




It was a humid and somewhat warm night tonight at work, not the warmest not the most humid but enough to make you sweat after just a little bit of exertion. The work is hard, fast and can be high pressured, most people after an adjustment handle it fairly well but the heat and humidity can wear anyone down. I am filling in this week for a coworker as well as last week. I know last week I got on a few of the employees nerves but we all got through it. They know I am a firm supervisor but can be flexible. Well tonight we were short staffed, it was humid, the belt kept getting jammed up so I went to one section to help out and was surprised when the two men unloading the trailers started singing to me. After they finished singing they wanted me to sing but I assured them I have no singing voice. I was happy they were still in a silly mood at the end of the shift and made others laugh around them as they sang.

When I got home from work still smiling from my serenade I set about cooking my supper and cleaning my apartment. I really wanted to see the meteor shower tonight as last night it was cloudy. I just went out twenty minutes ago and it is cloudy. I’m hoping when I finish writing it will have cleared up. Last year’s Perseid meteor shower was the best I have ever seen. In hopes of seeing the meteors the first picture was taken by my friend Jenn who went to the balloon festival with me. I love the way she captured the flame rising up inside the balloon.

I found out something recently and I’m not sure if it is a result of my being intensely private and not the type to share a lot of personal info or talk about myself even to friends and family, but some people recently have offered advice, unsolicited mind you, on my life and told me how my life is and how I need to live it and improve it. I did not respond to any of their advice but thought hmm you know all about me, how? since when we talk you do all the talking and never ask about me or what is going on in my life. Perhaps I need to be more aggressive about making myself heard but even from a small child in a large loud family I escaped to the quiet of my room with my books. I always do better one on one with people rather than big huge parties. I just find it interesting the way people try to project how my life should look as it’s unconventional as I’m single, work very strange hours, don’t mind being a geek and live life on my terms with or without advice.

I wanted to show in the bottom picture a painting of my horse that I had before she passed away twenty one years ago. She was a tough Morgan quarter horse cross that definitely lived life on her terms. She wanted to be outside 24/7 which she was after I moved to the second barn I worked at, she refused to drink water while inside, she could only be caught with the starlight peppermints. She taught me a lot about boundaries and respect. My favorite memory of her is when my best friend and a student of a fellow instructor rode my horse and the other oldest horse in the barn at a paper chase and won!

Well I’m off to see if the clouds have cleared. I hope you have a great day and has anyone ever surprised you with song?


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Suzanne Tate
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:17:18

    Hey Becca,
    Here’s some unsolicited advice about your life: You GO, girl! The only way to live it is on your own terms. Took me years to realize that. When anyone offers me advice about what I should or shouldn’t be doing, I digest it later to see if there’s any useful information that might add to my well-being. If so, I try to incorporate it. If not, into the black hole it goes.

    No need to make yourself more aggressive. Just smile, nod and do what you want later.

    Hope you got to see the meteors. I certainly didn’t. Blessings.


    • becca's event horizon
      Aug 13, 2013 @ 18:25:46

      🙂 thanks for the advice. I try to live life on my terms.
      Due to clouds again last night I was not able to see the meteors. I’ll keep looking up though maybe there will be stragglers tonight.
      Blessings back to you too!


  2. Lisa
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 13:58:06

    Thanks for sharing. I’m an introvert,and can relate to the preferences you have.Our society values extovert qualities it seems,but introverts have our own strengths. Meanwhile there are always people in life that want to tell others how to be.Thus the need for good friends,who accept me just as I am.


  3. Alli Farkas
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 15:31:21

    Since I know you like balloons (and not since I know you at all LOL) here’s a post with some fabulous photos you might enjoy: http://brightstrangethings.com/2013/08/13/sandy-city-balloon-festival/

    Hope you have good luck with the meteors!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Life With Horace

poetry & essays

Rising Over the Smoke

Cleanse ye your eyes, so that ye behold no man 
as different from yourselves.... 
See ye no strangers; rather see all men as friends, 
for love and unity come hard 
 when ye fix your gaze on otherness. ~Baha'i

Not Ready for AARP

Experiences of a woman and mom over 50

Penguin for Peace

choosing a peaceful heart

Quarry House

Poetry. Photography. Thoughts

Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog

"Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained" Melody Johnson

From My Window

The world as I view it


The crazy adventures of South Forty Farms - The Family, The Horses, and the Friends

Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures

Quotes For Kids | Success Quotes | Bob Marley Quotes

Top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More

Jumbled Writer - Charlie Dims

A place for art, discussion, and everything else interesting

Dressage Different

Bonnie Walker

Alli Farkas Artist Adventures

A little chronicle of an artist's meanderings on the road to sustainability in an artistic life (read: make some money from art!)

Wayne Hale's Blog

space > exploration > leadership

The Baggage Handler

I made the impossible easy in both worlds!

Steve McCurry's Blog

Steve's body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element. www.stevemccurry.com


A site devoted to the Young Adult sci-fi/fantasy novel The Eye-Dancers


Promoting the "green art" movement and self exploration

Everything Eventing

Over-analysis of my life with horses

Trot and Canter Blog.

The love of all things equine.

en quête de saveur

a flavor quest


Just another WordPress.com site


Eventing, foxhunting, art, photography and more...

GYA today

Give Yourself Away


How the hell did I get here?

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

** OFFICIAL Site of Artist Ray Ferrer **


For seasons of life, the changing seasons, and the seasoning we all love to cook with.

Places Unknown

Dmitrii Lezine's Places Unknown is fine art and travel photography from around the world. Enjoy!

Shiny art for you

Just another WordPress.com weblog


Because sometimes stories need a place to live.


Just another WordPress.com site

Mary Muncil ♡ White Feather Farm

a place to come to be reminded of who you really are: Divine, magnificent, Love

%d bloggers like this: