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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lessons from a donkey



I don't know about you, but I'm always glad for the holiday, and relieved when it is over. We had a wonderful Christmas though, spent with a small dinner at good friends, and my brother and his wife. It was not sad. I was wondering if i would go into a slight tail spin as this is the first holiday period without my mom.

I am living a life I chose to live-and it took me awhile to get to my farm– with the right guy, so I'm just grateful for each day. Each day I can still get up on a horse, or carry a bale of hay-that's a good day. I am surrounded by land and nature and that is where I feel the most confidant and optimistic. It is where I feel the closest to my parents or any creatures or friends that have left. I have so much richness in life.

I took note of the donkeys the other day. I think they are such good role models. In the cold, they walked on, endured and didn't complain. They take time to just stand around and be donkeys. I like to stand around sometimes and be me.

I'm so looking forward to a new year–with new ventures for the Misfit book, another book on the horizon and who knows what new Misfits might show up.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Katherine, Happy New Year.
Susie H.

Jennifer said...

Katherine - I just wanted to let you know that I purchased 2 of your books for Christmas gifts for my sisters. First - I cried when I opened your box and looked at the way you had wrapped them, they were so beautiful. I spoke to my first sister the day after Christmas who opened 4 gifts from me - the first thing she said was - thank you so much for all my gifts but I have to tell you I absolutely have a favorite - "the book about the misfits". She and her daughter have been reading it together. She was particularly moved about the story of Guinnias. Just wanted to share that with you, I think you've gained 2 new blog readers. I'm so glad that you had a happy, quiet holiday.

Katherine Dunn said...

Happy New Year to yu all too! Jennifer- this message makes me so very happy, pleased, feeling blessed and so inspired to keep going- thank you!!

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