Every once in awhile, a radiant child enters my life, walks in front of my camera, brightens my life. The farrier Ken Norman's child Nikolene, the Bedlam Farm Barn Princess was such a child, and now the New Bedlam Farm has its own radiant child, a child allowed to live in the world, taught to be free, growing up around work, not fear, encouraged to take some risks, live her own life. This child radiates a powerful spirit, a strong sense of love and her own charisma. I watched her today, watching her father Todd Mason hammer posts into the ground, amusing herself, attaching herself to Red instantly, and Red back to her. She spent the day with Todd and his wife Gina, and his helper Tim and in the golden sunshine, sitting with Red, her spirit just poured through and reminded me of the spirit inside of me that wants to live freely, and that reminds us that life is a beautiful thing, not to be wasted in anger or fear. I'll put up a photo album of Taylor's day on Facebook this evening.
21 September 2012