My Amber Imprinting your shape, feel and texture into the palm of my heart; muscle, bone knobby horns, knees, rump, nose; forehead whirl, and floppy dewlap. Hands smooth across sleek red hide, eyes clouded by tears. I inhale. Hold time. Breathe in the scent of you. Each pat a memory, a caress, a pause; ‘I love you.’ ‘Thank-you.’ ‘Goodbye.’ ‘My beautiful girl.’ 'I love you.' © Kathryn Apel December 2019
It’s not every day you get a new book in the mail… But it’s always a good day!
A collage from my walk to the letterbox – playing bullrush with the cows on the way there … and back again. Because first they run away. (Good!) And then they run back!? (Bad!!) But we have lots of trees. (Phew.) So I go tree-to-tree.
Usually I wait until the cows aren’t between me and the mail, but I suspicioned there might be a blue book waiting… And there was. ‘Too Many Friends’ releases 1st May 2017. Not far away!
Reasons to smile. And smile. And SMILE! 🙂
Heard on a recent MLA (Meat and Livestock Australia) DVD, as replayed from Feedback TV;
64% of Australians under 35 years of age have never been on a farm.