Horses I've Seen Two Times
I don't see a lot of horses.
- •The Rural Academy TheaterSaw this horse-pulled theater troupe twice in two business days. Once on the way to my bus after work, and the same horse on the country road I use to drive home. Traffic backed up for miles going the opposite way. The smell was naturally quite gross. The earth is not your toilet, same horse.
- •My Cousins' Neighbor, Whom I Loved From 100 Legal YardsMy cousins lived in a rural area of Pennsylvania, where all the houses were separated by great fields. The neighbor family had a stable and the kind of house the Ewings would have if they lost about 75% of their wealth and were forced to downsize in Central PA. I was 14 the two times I saw the neighbor's daughter upon her majestic steed. I never met her, or got any closer than that hundred hilly yards, but somehow I knew she was the most beautiful girl in the world. I wonder where she is now.