December 19th, 2003


Balance -- Unknown


When your day seems out of balance-
And so many things go wrong.
When people fight around you
And the day drags on so long.

When parents act like children
In-laws make you think "Divorce."
Go out into your pasture...
Wrap your arms around your horse.

His gentle breath enfolds you,
And he watches with those eyes.
He may not have a PhD
But he is oh so wise!

His head rests on your shoulder
You embrace him oh so tight.
He puts your world in balance.
And makes it seem all right.

Your tears they soon stop flowing.
The tension is now eased.
The garbage has been lifted
And you're quiet and at peace.

So when you need the balance.
From circumstances in your day
The best therapy that you can seek-
Is out there chomping hay

#99-#100 (Cross Posted to 50 Book Challenge)

#99. Flash Fire by Caroline B. Cooney Rich people in a canyon near LA get hit with a murderous fire. Lots of death but many characters develop/change as well. Good YA fare, as expected from her.

#100 Jennie by Jane Claypool Miner tells the story of the Johnstown disaster up close and personal from the viewpoint of a sixteen year old who gets overly involved. It is a light romance in a series of light romances with one name girls by multiple authors and a good series for the romantic at heart girls without the sex and over-stimulation so common to "commercial" fiction. I don't know how factual the events are supposed to be, but if she made up Jennie's experience, she's got a whale of an imagination.

Both of these are fast reads.