How about the solar eclipse? Quite the event; it always makes me smile when nature does something that makes mankind stand on its toes and say wow!
I had an event happen during the eclipse that inspired some thought and word. Music, too. I thought I’d share it with you, but it helps if you get a little bluesey beat going in your head. There, you got it now:
I got a bloody spot on my elbow,
There’s another on my hand.
When l look down at my boots,
There’s blood drippin’ on the sand.
Refrain: I don’t remember,
I don’t remember,
It appears things may have gone wrong.
I just don’t remember ...
There’s a filly in the round corral,
And judging by my dress
I must be a bronc rider,
But it’s anybody’s guess.
That filly’s lookin’ right at me
With a bad look in her eye,
I guess I should be grateful
That I didn’t die.
Well, I finally got my breath back,
Thought about it hard and long.
The only thing I remember is
I got to get back on!
That I remember, though
It appears that things have gone wrong.
That, I remember, I just have to get right back on.
Philosophically, I think it speaks to not giving up when life gets hard (which it does at times). On a slightly grittier note, it speaks to not riding colts during the apex of a solar eclipse.
The energy gets pretty wild.
I still don’t remember, but my wounds have healed. I love what I do ...
Ignacio’s Tom James was riding horses before he could walk. Reach him at email@example.com.