Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Art of Making Friends

Sometimes making friends is kinda scary...
and we need a little nudge.

(Especially when the subject's kinda hairy,
and he doesn't want to budge.)

But if we're lucky, someone comes to show us
how to wipe away our fear;

And if we let a new friend come to know us...
bits of magic might appear.

(Isn't he dear?)

=)

photos by Heather at TendershootZ

21 comments:

Cherie said...

Beautiful kids and beautiful horses. They should be friends:)
Are these your grandkids? They look so sweet!

My name is PJ. said...

How sweet, Sue! Horses are so big and can be so scary! It looks like things went without a hitch!

KC Mom said...

The kids are dear....the horses, not so much.
I grew up around horses. I always found that once they knew they were bigger then you and there was nothing you could do about it, they got mean. They have such personalities. They can be very scary...even unintentionally.

c jane said...

I needed this post today Sue. It seems all of the friends I try to make are kinda hairy, and don't want to budge.

Charming children!

Heather Anderson said...

I just love it when you add words to my photos... somehow you pick u perfectly on what I am trying to capture, thanks!

Karen Mortensen said...

I love this post. So cute and sweet. You are one talented lady.

Sue said...

Yep, these are my cute grandkids. (Forgot that I have some newer readers that might not recognize them!)

=)

Mumsy said...

Absolutely precious post, pictures and children. Horses are so special I love them. Hugs

Teachinfourth said...

We had horses when I was a kid. It was so much fun but you're right…when you're small, they can be kind of intimidating.

Stumbled here through cjane's post...

karen said...

I don't know what I love more - the kids or the horses (apologies to Heather). I've had some horses that were really good friends, and took good care of me in some scarey situations. They are big, yes, but I love them. The one lesson I taught my kids was to feed them flat handed. If little fingers are sticking up, sometimes the horse thinks they're part of the snack - ouch!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

The pictures are SO cute! And I love how you turned it into a poem!

Darlene said...

I really don't know how you can do it Sue. The way you can turn a few pictures into a poem. It really does make a story out of the situation and I can understand Heather when she mentions that you capture exactly what she is trying to show.

Dick thinks you are wildly unappreciated by the literary community in America. Your name should be known by everyone. Incidentally, I do agree with him. Your talent is so rounded. You can write about anything, be it serious or funny. It's just a shame that more people aren't aware of you and your talent.

Sue said...

Mom,

You are SUCH a mom!

xo,
Sue

PS. If it's any comfort to you in your dismay over my shocking lack of worldwide fame (heehee), I have no ambition to become a vaunted member of the literary community. I just like to be heard! (And having observed who my "listener" was as I grew up, now everyone who reads this knows why...) Who wouldn't like to be heard when their first experience of communication takes place with a mom as wholeheartedly and unconditionally validating as you? I am a lucky girl!

PPS. As for this little rhyme, you could have easily done the same yourself. In fact, maybe you should do a guest post so my readers can see where this little rhyming trick came from...!

Nancy said...

Love - love - love your post. Grandkids are always gorgeous. Sue, you are so right. I remember several notes of "prose" from your Mom when I was younger. Definitely in the genes!!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Your grandkids are so adorable. And I love the poem. And the animals. But I am biased because my grandparents had a small farm filled with all kinds of farm animals when I was a child.
Wonderful memories!!

Jackie said...

You are right Sue, making friends is an art.

Lovely pictures!

Michelle said...

So cute!!

Braden said...

I love it! Great lesson. This line is my favorite: "specially when the subject's kinda hairy,
and he doesn't want to budge"
I've never really liked poetry all that much but you are slowing bringing me around!

Jill said...

Oh yes, he does look very dear, but then I have a soft spot for little boys. His sister is pretty darn cute too!

Sue said...

(Have to agree, Jill. Carli is a cutie, too!)

Not that I'm prejudiced, or anything...

=)

Amy said...

I always love your poems. Everything about that post made me smile. Everything.

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