I went horseback riding with friends (Can horses smell fear?) Having no experience with animals, pets or otherwise, I always feel so uncomfortable around them. I know I'm supposed to talk to them, to feel love while I pet them, and to just-think-they're-so-darn-cute! But I don't. I just feel awkward.
And Midnight took me for quite a ride. The leaves had started turning and it had rained earlier that morning. Fall was in the air. It was amazing. Our friends chatted as we rode. We discussed family, children, goals, life. We crossed a river (stream). We traversed up a hill and down a cliff (hill).
We even ran the horses for a bit and I just Held On For Dear Life wishing I'd worn the riding helmet after all.