"Feral ~ from feminine of ferus wild: having escaped from domestication and become wild"...




Friday

Leontien.


- Sweet Lady i think your doing great!!! Big BIG hugs from Indiana!-



while i was outside, in the fields
many states away
I didnt know
you 
took your very last
breath here on earth with your Bastiaan by your side


while i was staring at the sky
amazed at the wind, the moving clouds
I didnt know
you
were already there
on the very reaches of the vast unknown heavens



while i was wondering why
why am i still here on earth
I didnt know
you
were riding on by
 on a new journey stallion made of endless timeless stars



Leontien,
 I will miss your enotes of encouragement
of laughter
of bonding over rebellious bodies 
I dont know why
an old mare like me who has lived already many years, 
and you,
a young woman with so many dreams, your Bastiaan...




why did it happen this way?
why?
I dont know.
it hurts.





But I know this ~
this you would approve ~
I will 

live life

Just like we talked about.
There are no time limits.
It is all ours.




Godspeed, my friend.




 ~ Leontien VandeLaar ~

1980 - 2013





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32 comments:

  1. A beautiful post for Leontien. I too will miss her upbeat manner and sense of humour. I'm not very good at putting feelings into words but you have done wonderfully. It brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye. Take care!!!

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  2. A wonderful tribute to Leontien...she would approve!

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  3. Indeed! We will all miss her.....

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  4. Oh Feral you made me cry I hope I can stop. This is beautiful. She was one "sweet lady" HUGS HUGS B

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  5. BEAUTIFUL. . . she gave when her well was emptied . . . says much about her spirit. Amazing Grace . . .

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  6. Beautiful tribute to a very pretty horse! Nice photos and great post!

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  7. She touched so many with her courage and spirit.

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  8. What a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful tribute to our dear blog friend Leontien.
    Bless you.

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  9. Beautiful, like Leontien. I have an empty spot in my heart today.

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  10. This could not have been more beautifully written. I hope she is watching you and all of us...she will be missed by so many. It's hard not to cry when I read something like this...and the photograph of the horse......

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  11. What a lovely post for such a lovely young lady. She will certainly be missed.

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  12. Although I didn't know her I think you wrote a beautiful and moving tribute to Leontien, and it's one that could apply to some passed souls that I hold dear.
    Someday, you'll meet up with her in Heaven.

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  13. Oh, I know. My heart just hurts with her loss. But, she's up there watching all of us and still cheering us on and giving us strength. She'll still be with you every day, keeping you strong and uplifted. Hugs to you.

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  14. What an amazing tribute. Thank you.
    (and you aren't an old mare)

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  15. I can't write anything today, I have to go to the doctor and I just found this out. I don't know why I chose your blog to read, but I am so glad I did. This was Leontien, her spirit, her strength, her determination, her Bastiaan, and her horse even. I remember her dreams, so many of them realized so young. I will never forget this tribute. I hope Bastiaan will see it. Will you send it to him? I'm crying so now, this is so sad, but Leontien would not have wanted us to cry for too long, but it is just so sad......

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  16. Thank you for sharing this lovely tribute. From what I've read through her website and blog, Leontien was an inspiration to many and through that her spirit will live on indefinitely. Rest in peace.

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  17. so sad , a light that shined so brightly to be dimmed and lost so soon

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  18. Yes. To all the above. We can learn a lot from such a sweet yet strong woman. Thank you for your tribute.

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  19. Beautiful, Feral... just beautiful.

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  20. Oh my! Thank you for so beautifully putting in words everything I was thinking.

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  21. A wonderful tribute to Leontien.

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  22. A beautiful post. I didn't know her like the rest of you did. Only saw her blog when we all did "flowers" for her, but what an amazing young lady. I thought about her all day yesterday.

    Cindy Bee

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  23. beautiful words~ she will be missed by many.

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  24. I'm sorry I never knew her.But from the sounds of it she was a remarkable person.I think you paid a beautiful tribute to her.

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  25. Thank you for your comments today, I didn't mean to worry you. I was just a bit upset this morning, but I'm much better now. I would love to find out more about the Samoyed tribe, so I will write you later with some questions. Samson is very large and big boned too, so 70 pounds would be fine. I just want him to live and enjoy his life.

    Sorry to add this to the Leontien's post. You wrote so beautifully about her here. I have been thinking of her all day today and of Bastiaan too.

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  26. So sorry,so sad. Never makes sense does it. Your header makes me very happy however so I will take that and cherish it!

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  27. I didn't know she had passed. Your truly beautiful words say it all.

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