One of our employees at Dark Horse Books – Danielia “Dee” Lamiach Kotler — ran into some wonderful products while she was traveling many years ago and suggested we carry them at the bookstore. We did, to our delight and that of our customers.
It was the best kind of impulse purchase, a perfect bit for those who have a special love for one of the many “advice-givers” — animals and all kinds of natural things (i.e., your advice may came from a moose, a butterfly, a fish, a river OR a mountain!)
The company, Your True Nature, has a whole line of advice items with the little sayings. From bookmarks and postcards to stationary, t-shirts, and posters….. you name it, they make it.
Each one has only five or six lines, and they’re quite clever, heartwarming puns. Even years after first seeing one, and all the variations thereof, I find them likely to bring a chuckle of appreciation as well as a roll of the eyes.
We rcently uncovered this one, a magnet, and I stuck it on our fridge.
It got me thinking about horses — horses? Really? YES!
Being a lifelong westerner, I have a soft spot for horses…. I never owned one growing up but plenty of my friends did. I vividly remember the time I was carried across the prairie north of town on one of Alice Barrett’s horses, going so fast my cat-eye glasses blew backwards! I was in 4-H and went to the Wyoming State Fair three memorable summers in high school. In 1977, I rode in the Cheyenne Frontier Days parade (with the other “queens!”) I fell in love with the super-speedy racehorses when I worked at Frontier Park for two summers after that. Horses play and have played key roles in the lives of many friends and family; Peter’s mom still boards two horses from HAPI Trails. You get the idea.
My favorite line of advice on this: “Gallop to greatness!”
Here’s to a great weekend, wherever you’re headed……
Twenty-second in a month-long series:
stay tuned for more March Madness.