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March 14th, 2012

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Sword Knight Pegasus

RIP Jezebel, Miss Jesse James
1989 - 2012

You were the very best of us - the smartest, the bravest, the fastest, the strongest.

Author Unknown ~ 
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.  There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.   There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.   The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 
 )O( )O( )O(
If It Should Be ~ Anonymous
If it should be that I grow weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.
You will be sad, I understand;
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.
We've had so many happy years -
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come, so let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend
And please stay with me until the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
Please do not grieve - it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years -
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.
)O( )O( )O(
Lend Me a Horse ~ Anonymous
I will lend to you for awhile,
a Horse, God said,
For you to love her while she lives
and mourn for her when she's dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe two or three
But will you, 'till I call her back,
take care of her for me.
She'll bring her charms to gladden you
and (should her stay be brief)
you'll always have her memories
as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay,
since all from earth return
But there are lessons taught below
I want this Horse to learn.
I've looked the whole world over
in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd's life's land
I have chosen you.
Now will you give her all your love
Nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take my Horse back again.
I fancied that I heard them say
"Dear Lord Thy Will be Done,"
For all the joys this Horse will bring,
the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter her with tenderness
we'll love her while we may
And for the happiness we've known forever grateful stay
But should you call her back
much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
and try to understand.
If, by our love, we've managed,
your wishes to achieve
In memory of her we loved,
to help us while we grieve,
When our faithful steed departs this world of strife,
We'll have yet another Horse and love her all her life.
)O( )O( )O(
The Power of the Horse (sic Dog)
by Rudyard Kipling
There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a Horse to tear.
Buy a Horse and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie--
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a Horse to tear.
When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find--it's your own affair--
But...you've given your heart for a Horse to tear.
When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!);
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone--wherever it goes--for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart for the Horse to tear.
We've sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve:
For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long--
So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a Horse to tear?
)O( )O( )O(
There Must be a Heaven ~ Anonymous
There must be a heaven for the animal friends we love.
They are not human, yet they bring out our own humanity. . .
sometimes in ways that other people cannot.
They do not worry about fame or fortune. . .
instead, they bring our hearts nearer to the joy of simple things.
Each day they teach us little lessons in trust and steadfast affection.
Whatever heaven may be, there's surely a place in it for friends as good as these.
Anyone who has loved a pet can understand your loss.
May it help to know how much others care

May 27th, 2011

mile markers

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* This weekend Eric (sineater ) and I have been married 19 years (20 years together).
* Next weekend I turn 41.
* Marcus (sonar0m ) and I have been together 8 years (9 years come Thanksgiving)..

April 14th, 2011

At 11 pm Wednesday April 13, Jezebel (gaited Foundation / Old Style Morgan) was in labor with Sjouke's (Friesian stallion) foal. At 1 am Thursday April 14, she delivered a stillborn colt.

Alleluia. Now cracks a noble heart. – Good night, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

O thou who reignest over life and death, in the courts of thy Saints grant rest unto him [her] whom thou hast removed from temporal things. And remember me also, when thou comest into thy kingdom.

Give rest, O Lord, to your handmaid, who has fallen asleep. Where the choirs of the Saints, O Lord, and of the Just, shine like the stars of heaven, give rest to thy servant who hath fallen asleep, regarding not all his / her transgressions.

Life: a shadow and a dream. Which dreams, indeed, are ambition; for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. A dream itself is but a shadow.

Weeping at the grave creates the song: Alleluia. Come, enjoy rewards and crowns I have prepared for you. Thou only art immortal, who hast created and fashioned man. For out of the earth were we mortals made, and unto the earth shall we return again, as thou didst command when thou madest me, saying unto me: For earth thou art, and unto the earth shalt thou return. Whither, also, all we mortals wend our way, making of our funeral dirge the song: Alleluia.

April 12th, 2011

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"I’m not by nature a moderate person, nor do I really have any middle gears. I’m intense. I have a bad temper, and I throw myself into joy with absolute abandon." ~ mama_hogswatch (Noel Figart)
Exactly THIS. This is it. This is Me. I'm done feeling guilty about it. I'm done apologizing for it. (As always, thanks, Noel, Darlin, *hugs* *loves*)

Upcoming Events

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Saturday 4/16 - Concubine's Birthday (Marcus/sonar0m ). We were going to be doing a one day roaming renaissance festival in San Antonio. This is looking like it may not happen, because the organizer is thinking about cancelling it, again. And even if she doesn't, I just had emergency surgery this past Friday, and recovery is going to limit what I do for the next 4 - 6 weeks. May just have a regular park day and/or go see Your Highness in garb:
Old Settlers Park, Virg Rabb Pavilion
3300 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX (turn right on Whitlow Way inside park)
3 pm - Darkish

Saturday 4/23 - Fit for a Queen Day. Free Facials for all the women present. Other goodies possibly including massage.
Old Settlers Park, Virg Rabb Pavilion
3300 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX (turn right on Whitlow Way inside park)
3 pm - Darkish

Saturday 4/30 - Eeyore's
http://www.eeyores.com
Pease Park, Austin TX, 8 am - 8 pm
Maypole, Fight the Knight, battle games, arts & crafts, astrology & tarot, food booth, mounted security - Eat Drink and Be Merry at the biggest costume party in Austin! :)

May:
Jesse was kind enough not to foal out while I was having emergency surgery, bless her big black heart. But she IS dripping, so by May, there will be another baby. Equestrian Events every weekend in May, but not for us. Baby = May, in a nutshell.

March 24th, 2011

(source: http://www.dailyom.com/articles/2011/27707.html)

March 24, 2011
Disapproving Faces
Not Everybody Will Like You

When someone doesn’t like you, rather than taking it personally we can release the need for approval and move on.


It is not necessarily a pleasant experience, but there will be times in our lives when we come across people who do not like us. As we know, like attracts like, so usually when they don’t like us it is because they are not like us. Rather than taking it personally, we can let them be who they are, accepting that each of us is allowed to have different perspectives and opinions. When we give others that freedom, we claim it for ourselves as well, releasing ourselves from the need for their approval so we can devote our energy toward more rewarding pursuits.

While approval from others is a nice feeling, when we come to depend on it we may lose our way on our own path. There are those who will not like us no matter what we do, but that doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with us. Each of us has our own filters built from our experiences over time. They may see in us something that is merely a projection of their understanding, but we have no control over the interpretations of others. The best we can do is to hope that the role we play in the script of their lives is helpful to them, and follow our own inner guidance with integrity.

As we reap the benefits of walking our perfect paths, we grow to appreciate the feeling of fully being ourselves. The need to have everyone like us will be replaced by the exhilaration of discovering that we are attracting like-minded individuals into our lives—people who like us because they understand and appreciate the truth of who we are. We free ourselves from trying to twist into shapes that will fit the spaces provided by others’ limited understanding and gain a new sense of freedom, allowing us to expand into becoming exactly who we’re meant to be. And in doing what we know to be right for us, we show others that they can do it too. Co-creating our lives with the universe and its energy of pure potential, we transcend limitations and empower ourselves to shine our unique light, fully and freely.

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Or, as Don Miguel Ruiz says, "Don't Take it Personally" (Agmt 2). Got yet another refresher course, AGAIN, on this, at SCA Gulf War last week. The horses and Arthur-bird are so much smarter than me. They only have to learn once. I keep having to learn over and over again. Although I will say this - it did not bother me so much that the person in question didn't like me. After her temper tantrum and flounce, truthfully, I didn't like her very much either. What bothered me is that she expressed her dislike very loudly with a big Temper Tantrum and teenage Flounce. I don't care that she went away. I didn't want her to go away mad. I just wanted her to go away. Quietly.
 

March 22nd, 2011

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http://www.photobucket.com/albums/d110/SkyeDS

In the following albums:
>Sjouke
>Faith
>Altair Ibn Mirage
>Xmas
>Faires > SCA - HFS

Sjouke - Friesian stallion
Faith - Drum mare
Altair Ibn Mirage - Al Khamsa Straight Egyptian Arabian

March 15th, 2011

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/03/14/texas.alleged.rape/index.html?iref=allsearch

Texas Criminal Code, § 22.011 - Sexual assault for anyone to intentionally or knowingly penetrate a person under age 17, other than his spouse.

Statutory rape has everything to do with age, and nothing to do with consent. Statutory rape has not a damn thing to do with whether or not the minor said yes or no, whatever the minor was or was not wearing, or where the parents were or were not. We still live in a Rape Culture.


Legislators and Doctors on Crazy Pills:
Her baby wasn't expected to live, but Nebraska law banned abortion.

 


http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110306/NEWS10/103060331
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