Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Our mud has turned to swamp. Today has mostly been a downpour. It is not a good day to be a horse. Especially a horse who is afraid to go inside. Daft...

Tonka got to wear a blanket today, but I don't think he appreciated it. Now that it's not raining I took it off, and he let out the biggest sigh of relief. Even from a few feet away in the dark, I could feel the tension drain out of him.

Tomorrow is my first day! As an apprentice, or student, I'm not sure which is the correct term, to a couple of horse trainers here who have many, many years of experience and have studied with the masters. After talking on the phone I am totally stoked about what I can learn from them. The first few days (or more?) will be a trial, to see if we all think this will work, and then I'll have to make a six month commitment. Shouldn't be a problem, I don't see any reason why the trial should fail.

I had a bunch of stuff thought out for this post, about how this was meant to be, how I was undecided, leaning in a different direction and then suddenly knew the path I had to take, blah blah blah, but it sounded so corny I deleted it. I'll just say something lit my path one night. I am very excited to see where this leads.

I painted a wall today. It's some paint my mom left here. Kind of sage green, greyish... But when it was wet it looked like the deep purple in a stormcloud. Then it dried and was greenish greyish again. But when John walked in he said, "Wow... That's really purple." And he still thinks it looks greyish blue. But he isn't colorblind. It's an odd thing. I like the color though. I really wasn't sure I would, but I just had to start painting. I'm so tired of looking at the blocks of test colors on the walls.


Linda said...

Woohoo! Congratulations, Andrea!! This will be a fascinating journey!!

Anonymous said...

So exciting - something new and an opportunity to learn!