Monday, January 7, 2013

OUR WORLD - Farewell to our Unicorn


Twenty years ago when I bought the farm, I almost immediately
also bought a beautiful white pony for the grandchildren.
Over priced, with teeth that needed constant attention, but little 
did I know then, the treasure we had acquired.

On starlit nights you could see the glint of her horn
against the darkness.
She was a princess of dreams . . .
youngest granddaughter, who had a very special bond
with Modie, recognised her faerie nature even in daylight.


Knowing she would leave us soon, I took these pictures of her 
in late spring when she was still shedding her winter cloak.


Instinctively I knew it was my last chance.


Barely a month later, she left us for the green pastures 
and clear streams of a better place.

The wound was too raw to share these at that time . . .
it still is.

29 comments:

  1. I do so understand and I hurt for you and your family, Arija! My thoughts are with you.

    Sylvia

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  2. oh, i am sorry. i hate losing a beloved creature of any kind. i've buried two mares here.

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  3. She was a beauty Arija! I'm so sorry that you have lost this member of your family.

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  4. What a lovely horse and I too think I see her horn. My heart breaks for her passing. Sending light and love to you all in your loss.

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  5. Ah! roaming in greener pastures amid clearer streams but she has left an aching void.

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  6. She is lovely. It is sad to loose any animal or pet. But, I thank you for sharing her photos now! Have a happy week!

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  7. She is a real beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. I'm sad for you Arija, must have been heartbreaking. Lovely photos of her. Sending you a big hug.

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  9. Great photos of a dear beautiful animal ~ love her ^_^

    A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

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  10. I am so sorry. The loss of a unicorn diminishes us all. Such a beauty...

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  11. She does have magic about her,a beautiful creature,I am so sorry for your loss,phyllis

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  12. There is something magical about this beautiful white lady! A very moving post!

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  13. such a beauty - sorry for your loss..... :)

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  14. these three shots of her are magical and spiritual...she was more than beautiful, you are so lucky to have had her even for a moment, she was for you.

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  15. Oh Arija...too much loss for you.. she was beautiful and so many memories but too many things are only to be enjoyed in memories now.. hugs.. Michelle

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  16. She does look like a unicorn and I'm sure, given the right light, I would see her horn.

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  17. She obviously brought much magic into all of your family's lives. Had to loose that. So sorry.

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  18. Oh, Sadness, to lose such a long-time friend, Arija. I can tell you have good memories of her.

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  19. Oh i can relate with you so well, we have been with this moments again and again. she is so cute and so lovable. In our home now that the nephew and niece are already teenagers, they can talk already about the dead pets. But somehow i don't still want to hear the details.

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  20. What a beauty! I can imagine how you felt.

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  21. Nice post - my wife get a far away look in her eye if the subject of Taffy -her first (and only) horse comes up. Maybe she has just never told me about the horn.

    I wonder if we will have much left to burn soon. We are in Tasmania!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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    1. Keep your family safe!
      Not to worry, there is still a fair bit of SA, WA and Northern Territory to go. Admittedly, there is not much of NSW or Tassie left.

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  22. What a beautiful creature you captured her magical quality perfectly in these images

    Mollyxxx

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  23. Liebe Arija, ich kann es Dir nachfühlen, wie schwer es ist, etwas das einem ans Herz gewachsen ist, zu verlieren. Die Bilder haben einen wunderbaren Erinnerungswert. Fühl Dich umarmt...

    Herzlichst, Hans-Peter

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    1. Danke, ich fühlte mich auch echt umarmt und hatte es wirklich sehr nötig.

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  24. It's so hard to lose such a beloved friend. I'm sure she's somewhere just over the rainbow, younger and fleet of foot again, kicking up her heels with the other unicorns. So sorry for your loss.

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  25. Oh, so sorry to hear of your loss. She is a beauty!

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  26. I am very sorry for the loss of this beautiful friend.

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