Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Horse Is A Horse Unless Of Course...

Ever see a Unicorn?

I have.
And no I wasn’t on anything at the time. It was broad daylight in the middle of a July afternoon in 1984.

I’d gone for a job interview in Olds and was on my way back along Highway 2 when I passed a field where horses were grazing. It’s a common sight and nothing to turn your head over.
But my head did turn, rather sharply in fact, when I clearly saw the horn protruding out from the forehead of the mottled gray horse nearest the highway.

I only saw it for a split second because when I turned for a full on look it was gone. The other horses -- all of which were assorted shades of brown -- were still grazing.

I didn’t say anything about it at the time chiefly because I was rendered speechless. My parents, who’d accompanied me on the trip, didn’t notice anything or just didn’t admit to it.

I can’t write this off to imagination because of the accompanying feeling. It felt like change. It felt as though everything was going to be fine, that I was on the right track, and the Olds job was mine.

I got the reporting job in Olds and stayed there for 33 months. I passed by that field dozens of times, but it must have been a very specific sign because I haven’t seen it or its kin since that day.

I want to. I have hope that one day it’ll show up on the edge of my awareness signaling another big change or just reminding me that there’s magic about.


Crabby McSlacker said...

That is so cool!

I never see signs like that. Ah well. But I do sometimes just get "a good feeling" about things.

But I'd love to see a unicorn someday.

Virginia Lee said...

Woohoo! A creature from another dimension stepped through just for you, Leah. That is amazing. FANTASTIC! Lucky you!

And yeah, I'm a wee bit jealous. Me? I only seem to get spirits. Oh well. Maybe one day I'll get a unicorn...

Dawn said...

It sounds as if something very special happened to you that day. I hope it happens again.

Gosh! I hope it happens to me one day! It sounds so neat.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, Virginia Lee, it was amazing. I consider myself very blessed to have this wonderful creature step through for me.
Do you see spirits? Good for you.

Feelings are good too, Crabby. Trust them.

It truly was special, Dawn. Thanks for your wishes. I hope something similar does happen to you.

Stay Open!