I saw the two-headed horse again this morning. Two nearly identical white horses, their days of gallop forever gone. They huddled close together at a fence line, one pointed north, the other south. They are there most days, but seldom as this morning. When I rounded a curve in the road my momentary sight line through the low fog provided a curious vision: No longer a pair of old horses, they stood as a single Gandalfian white steed with two heads, one at either end. It felt like one of those dreamy, genuinely profound half-moments in time when anything is possible. A time for three wishes or a prayer or the simple silence of wonder. But reality is a such a jealous hard hat. The simple silence in my tightly sealed mobile shattered with a mindless shout of “Holy cow!” Then I was past them and back into the fog.
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