Tuesday, March 21, 2006


28 October 1978 - 21 March 2006


  1. PS to E.D.

    The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.

    W.H. Auden

    Happens today is the autumn equinox, which ushers in winter...A befitting date for such a sad event.

  2. Sorry to hear about the loss of a good friend and horse, but glad to know you gave him a good, long life. Few enough retired animal athletes get such.

  3. Also sorry over here. Good companions don't need to be humans.

  4. Liz here from I Speak of Dreams.

    I think the hardest part of being close to animals is that we often have to make the hard decision you made this week.

    I've done it more than once; I know it will be my task again; and it always wrings my heart.

    I think of the Beatles' "In My Life":

    "There are places I’ll remember
    All my life though some have changed
    Some forever not for better
    Some have gone and some remain
    All these places have their moments
    With lovers and friends I still can recall
    Some are dead and some are living
    In my life I’ve loved them all"

    Godspeed, Fred, and peace to you.


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