Wishing you all a very Happy and very Peaceful Easter.
Driving through our neighbouring village yesterday, I passed Monsieur and his faithful horse, on their way to rotavate a traditional family potager. Although he may have been just going about a daily task, for me it was a scene of pure nostalgia and I was so happy to have a camera to hand to record this ancient interaction between man and horse; it embodies peace, serenity and simplicity.
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity?
Here where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined.
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent;
there is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
England’s past has been borne on his back.
All our history is in his industry.
We are his heirs;
He is our inheritance.
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