Friendships and lovers

A Lesson In Falling

Her heart, troubled by the feeling of what they say is a little like love, skips a beat or two when she thinks about the perfect boy. The one who rode away off onto a perfect sunset with another. The boy who gave her the memories of perfect moments that constricts her heart each time she remembers, each time she takes a deep breath...

Unwilling to wait for the boy of her dreams, she decides her beastly stallion makes for better company at the moment.

Though her thoughts return to him...

Her devoted mare feels her tension, almost hearing her most inner thoughts by the restlessness in her riding, in her sighing...

"My horse's feet are as swift as rolling thunder He carries me away from all my fears His mane is there to wipe away my tears."

Bonnie Lewis

Her thoughts carry her away like weightless paper airplanes looking down at the unpleasant memories playing out, watching as his hand reaches out to hold the hand of an other, professing his love to her on his knees while she herself swallows down all of her joyful days in one big gulp, unsettling in the pit of her stomach and all that remained were these silly little girl dreams... If it was only for the experience of learning, she learned it painfully.

The days come and go and the gloom of them remain in the air like tattered tails of suffocating smoke

But her loyal companion reminds her that she's there...

There to love her and follow her wherever she may go, wherever she moves on to...

And she does...

She moves on to whatever comes next, to whatever heartache comes forward out from the shadows

Her loving companion will be there to go through it with her...

Because they can. It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall. ~ Mexican Proverb

Photography and story by Eunice "Yuni" Stahl Based on a true story

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