I decided to visit Bethlehem Hermitage yesterday to ask for a brochure I need to make a Soiltude Retreat next year. Chester, New Jersey is a beautiful town with extensive lands suited for farming and raising horses. Sure enough, as we passed a coral, I saw a solitary horse standing near the fence. We decided to pull over to take pictures. The minute I got my legs out the car, this horse saw me, and came galloping towards me! I couldn't believe my eyes! He was so beautiful! His large eyes were so full of life and it seems to me he was trying to communicate something. Oh, I wished I can horse-talk! Sad to say I didn't have anything to offer him for food, only a hesitant pat on his face. He was disappointed and turned away back to his post in the corner near the fence.
I felt a sense of disappointment too. I thought how beautiful it must have been in Paradise before the Fall, when animals were tame and approachable, and the ability to understand and be understood was not a problem.