ScrapMoir: My Horse and I

by Matilda Butler on November 25, 2010

catnav-scrapmoir-active-3Post #64 – Women’s Memoirs, ScrapMoir – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett






Happy Thanksgiving from Women’s Memoirs. Holidays, especially those celebrated with family, often bring back both good and bad memories. Kendra and I hope that your day is filled with scents of cranberries, sweet potatoes, and joy. And if the stress should get to you, think about journaling. Research shows that writing is healing.

Today we are pleased to introduce you to Jorgelina Zeoli, an Honorable Mention winner of our July memoir contest. We think you will appreciate her creative style. Our blog format doesn’t allow us to share with you her format, but we think you’ll still appreciate her story.

-Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett
PS We are still pouring over the large number of entries for our September/October contest. We hope to announce winners soon.


My Horse and I

An excerpt from Flashback: The Story of an Indomitable Spirit whose Mind –Shattered by Trauma — Refuses to Give Up




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By A. Jorgelina Zeoli
Honorable Mention Winner
Women’s Memoirs TableScraps Stories of Pets

Argentina 1950s

Summers

by

the mountains


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My horse and I



……



longing for the summer to come …

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longing to see my horse again …





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and summer comes …

“By the way, Jay…”

somebody says

“your horse is dead”



……



hugging a pillow

alone in my room

I cry

alone

always alone

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“my horse is dead!

my horse is dead!”

alone



……



later

much later

my dear aunt comes

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“I saw your horse going up to heaven”

she said

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and I believed her

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The End

(Copyright©2006 by A. Jorgelina Zeoli.

All rights reserved.)

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Judy Watters November 26, 2010 at

I love this. How precious. It speaks volumes in its simplicity of a child’s tender heart. I thank the Lord for special aunts who know the right things to say. Thank you for sharing this special memoir.

Sue Cain November 26, 2010 at

I think this story is beautiful. As a child I loved horses and I can see how this story would have helped me.

Keep it up.

Sue

alicia November 26, 2010 at

Conozco a la autora y doy mi testimonio de que
la mayoria de sus bellisimos relatos son o han sido
hechos reales… Gracias por premiar su talento y su gran sensibilidad…

ines November 28, 2010 at

la historia de un caballo…
me hizo pensar en que amo el verano
y los caballos…
y las historias….
Tres cosas que me hacen soñar…
a los sueños solo los quiebra la muerte, como el galope de este caballo
pero a pesar de eso la muerte se supera soñando con el caballo que vuela, que asciende, que va al cielo

hermoso Jorgi!!!

jorgelina zeoli November 28, 2010 at

Dear Sue,
It’s so good to hear that this story would have helped you as a child. Maybe it will help the broken heart of a child carried deep inside an adult.
Jorgelina

jorgelina zeoli November 28, 2010 at

Judy,

Thank you for finding in my story “the tender heart of a child.”
My heart had spent decades buried under ice, protecting itself from the the wounds caused by neglect, losses, abuse. Now that the ice is melting, I’m finding the tenderness is still there.

jorgelina zeoli November 28, 2010 at

Alicia,
You’ve been a dear friend for life, resonating with me through thick and thin …

“As hard as my life has been
one thing has remained
unfailing

an invisible thread
of loyal friends and family
who’ve helped me and supported me along the way

True friends
a treasure hard to find

I’ve been blessed with many of them
throughout the years

Without the loyalty of my friends
i would not be
alive
today”
(Flashback. Part III. The Immigrant)

jorgelina zeoli November 28, 2010 at

Inesita,
You are so right: death kills dreams, as it killed the gallop of my beautiful horse … and yet death can be overcome by riding on the wave of the beyond …

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