Horses Of The Wind

» Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Blog | 12 comments

In Isleta the rainbow was a crack in the universe. We saw the barest of all life that is possible. Bright horses rolled over and over the dusking sky. Joy Harjo

The mountain through its beauty and its fury shows neither kindness nor fairness but reveals both the blissfulness and ephemerality of our existence. Thick, rich clouds wrapped around the cliff tops part for a second offering the most stunning of visual spectacles. All my senses are alert, tingling with glee, pain and strife forgotten. And, as quickly as the feeling comes, it is gone. The freezing rain seeps into my bones, body and mind numbing. Soup, blankets, stove, loving, devoted care, bring me back. But, one of us was not so lucky. The mountain took Teresa Farriol, too young, too soon. So, I ask you, when the wind blows, think of her, think of those you love. If they are there with you, tell them that you love them, if they are not, say a prayer for them. Laugh often, cry when you need to and cherish the small things, the seemingly unimportant moments between joy and sadness.


  1. Beautifully written, Joe.

  2. Too quick.  Too soon. Often we forget tomorrow could be too late.
    How strange I lost my  horse at that exact same moment…joining the cavalls del vent thundering across the sky

  3. That went straight to the heart Joe. You have an amazing gift with words and photos. Very sad to hear the passing of Teresa Farriol.

  4. Thank you, Joe… So simple to forget it, and again and again the answer is always in the same place, in a simple heartbeat, in one "I love you", in one smile, in one breath…
    god bless you.

  5. Joy and pain again .. thanks for this beautiful thought Joe – un abrazo,  marino

  6. Beautifully written as always Joe. So sad! Sorry to hear about your DNF. Come back better and stronger at the next one like I know you will. 

  7. Great words Joe – eloquent as ever.

  8. Very nice words, she was a friend of us, and so are you now, thank you

  9. Thank you, Joe, as always — for the beautiful words and thoughts, and this time for the gentle reminder.  I'm so sorry, Xavier, and to Teresa's friends and family for your loss

  10. Thank you very much for these beautiful words and thank you very much for remembering Teresa

  11. True poetry Joe, most apposite and sensitively expressed.

    I was very happy to share some small part of the Cavalls experience with you. Enjoy Reunion.

    Gramps with Nans

  12. Joe, a delight as always to read your words. I trust this experience will be yet another enriching one in your journey through life.

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