I had the privilege of visiting an old friend of mine. This gelding, whose name escapes me, showed himself in a nearby pasture. I have been looking for him for months.
He was not aware of the C-19 pandemic, civil unrest, financial crisis, political pandering or other maladies that plague America (and much of the world).
I told him I wish I wasn’t so informed. Then, I sighed.
He swished his tail, turned back to grazing, and slowly walked away. He was content with what he had and what he was doing.
As I surveyed this grand creature enjoying his simple life, I looked towards the rolling canopy above and simply said, “Thank you”.
For a moment I was reminded that peace and contentment are a condition of the heart, and not based on circumstances or stuff.
As Bogart told Bergman in Casablanca, “Here’s looking at you, kid”. It was Bogey’s way of saying I gotta go now, but things will work out.