We write books and poems and essays to figure something out, to get through a bad time and to find meaning. I've been thinking about this cause I'm in Twin Bridges, Montana where I would ride my beloved horse Robin down the above road. When he died I was devastated, lost in grief. I wrote about it on this blog and my friend, student and vet Bob Goldman left a comment saying that there should be a book of essays about losing an animal. That's how the anthology CHERISHED: 21 Writers on Animals They've Loved & Lost came about.
The point of this is don't wait around for the perfect moment to write. Write your way out of confusion or grief or anger or chaos or whatever you're going through. Figure things out, find peace through the writing.
Below was taken yesteday with my stepdaughter's horse Kash.