A cropped portion of an orange and red painting.

Accepting the Gift

Accepting the gift horse is the important thing; dissecting the creature serves no purpose. We are offered a free ride. We’re meant to grab him/her by the mane swing up, and let it take us wherever it’s going. Troubles or not, life is a beautiful ride, what a joy to be offered the chance to go on it.

A painting by Rick Lenz called, Accepting The Gift, showing a figure painting a rainbow with the phrase in handwriting, "I don't know what it is. But I intend to ride away from here on it."