This is a horse.
This is a tiny horse.
It is real.
It is a horse.
On our way to Christine’s place in Solvang, I screamed when I saw what I thought was a horse statue/stuffed animal/lawn ornament come to life. Then I saw more. Tiny ponies everywhere! I couldn’t believe my eyes… Jen turned to me surprised, “You’ve never seen these before? This is what rich people buy!”
Do you remember the delight of seeing something for the first time? Something you didn’t know existed?
Something you didn’t even know was possible?
That’s how I felt when I saw those tiny ponies.
It might as well have been a field of white unicorns.
Or a wardrobe that was a portal to another land.
For some of us, it is seeing a double rainbow for the first time that brings us this sense of wonder. For others it is a shooting star. For this Californian, it was seeing fireflies for the first time (once again with Jen) when I went to Chicago.
It makes me think of something my dear friend Sara said when we asked her to be the officiant for our wedding. She said, “Wow! There are so many things I’ve looked forward to in my life. I didn’t know life included this!”
I didn’t know life included tiny ponies.
will blow your little head wide open.