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November 16, 2011

The Power Of Light

Cadillac passaging into the light. Photo by Anna Jaffe.
aimster
2 years 39 weeks ago
Cadillac
So terribly sorry for your heart wrenching loss. What an incredible bond you had. Read More
Anncha
2 years 39 weeks ago
Cadillac
Thank you, it is the most beautful testament to a wonderful love between man/woman and horse and it should be published somewhere where everyone could read and learn how we should relate to our... Read More

Comments

wires001
2 years 39 weeks ago

The Power of Light

Dear Ms. Haddad, Thank you for writing the eloquent and inspiring tribute for Cadillac. It’s so beautifully written that it too appears rare and magical, just like the horse and the Raureif you describe. You have perfectly articulated why riding, particularly a horse that is a complex mix of brilliance, power, sensitivity and fear, teaches all of these things that one usually heads to a temple or church to find. I ride a brilliant and athletic thoroughbred that raced until he was nine. He is far too reactive to ever show and sometimes becomes distracted by simple things...another horse with a white face for instance...to even be ridable. But like you describe with Cadillac, my journey with this horse entails far more than just riding. Thank you for reminding me that I am growing with compassion, acceptance, courage and detachment as I ride this magical horse whose mind sometimes travels to foreign lands even while at home in the arena. I am so sorry for your loss, but truly happy it was YOU who had this phenomenal spirit in your life. Few would have the insight and appreciation to enable this amazing creature to reach his full potential. May Cadillac always be but a thought away. All the best, Linda Wires
michelle
2 years 39 weeks ago

Linda

Just beautiful Linda.
michelle
2 years 39 weeks ago

Catherine

Beautiful tribute to a most amazing horse. What a gift he was to you.
buschkn
2 years 39 weeks ago

Thank you

Thank you so much for sharing your journey, your triumphs, and your sorrow with the world. Your eloquent eulogy letter is so beautifully written that a poet such as Yates could not have better expressed the undying admiration, devotion, and subsequent heartache that came from knowing and loving Cadillac. You are an incredible person to have the gifts of passion, determination, and ability, all while possessing such a capacity for love and understanding. Your ability to express and convey these unique traits has made me a lifelong fan with just one letter. I look forward to reading more of your writings, and may your lessons not always be born of heartache. Namaste.

dragonharte
2 years 39 weeks ago

The Journey

Each horse comes into our lives to fulfill a part of our journey. It is a rare gift to us when we are able to recognize, comprehend and honor a horse of the caliber of Cadillac. I hope that your words of wisdom written from the heart fall upon open ears so that others may be awakened to the gift of inner peace brought by the horse.
saraw
2 years 39 weeks ago

Cadillac

That was one of the most heartfelt and beautifully written memories and tribute to any animal that I have ever read. It deserves to be publisihed. Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful and eloquent perspective in the face of tragedy.

Anncha
2 years 39 weeks ago

Cadillac

Thank you, it is the most beautful testament to a wonderful love between man/woman and horse and it should be published somewhere where everyone could read and learn how we should relate to our horses. True poetry and the tears are just flowing but not only with sorrow but as a tribute to you and your love for your horse. May happiness follow you.
aimster
2 years 39 weeks ago

Cadillac

So terribly sorry for your heart wrenching loss. What an incredible bond you had.
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