Death and still life

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From the day dear horse was put down – almost a week now – I have been doing little drawings and paintings of objects that are connected to the farm and this sad time in our lives.

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It has taken me almost a week to sit down with my daughter and talk to her about the horse. I feel bad that I didn’t talk to her earlier, but I just couldn’t. It was traumatic to see – but we must take comfort in that it was the humane thing to do.

goldielocks_lily_mae_martin

I think I explained it as best as I could. I think she understands.

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Horse passing triggers up all of the loss from this last year. But we are close to some kind of finishing line, close to closure. Or something.

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Close to beginning again.

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