A Horse with No Name

I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain

‘A Horse with No Name’ – America


57 responses

  1. Herman, have you ever been to the desert? I adore it. It has a stripped-down quality. I associate that bare-bones simplicity with the feeling I have h……………20. (That was Bugs climbing onto the keyboard.) With the feeling I have had after super-hard grief. What’s left behind has no distractions, no confusions, no more struggle — just — very, very little left but a clear, sharp focus. Each grain of sand distinct unto itself. Every living thing so valuable, so dear. What’s there after grief like that is beautiful, sturdy, resilient. Blasted clean.

    But hopefully grief like that doesn’t happen too often in life. It is a terrible experience to go through.

      • Yes! Found it!

        Thank you so much for the heartwarming comment. Much appreciated!

        Never been in a desert but it’s on my bucket list, just like going to the U.S. of A. very soon. But maybe I’ll have to wait for another president… πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you so much for your concern. My Dad turned 92 last weekend, but it wasn’t a happy birthday due to the passing of my sister. We had a little celebration with the children and grandchildren. I’ll probably post some photographs next week.

  2. This saddle without a horse is for the children with imagination and aspirations πŸ™‚ My granddaughters love their wooden horse and cannot wait to get a ride on a real horse back πŸ™‚
    Hope your father is all right. Thinking of you and sending love.

    • Thank you for your concern, Inese. Much appreciated!
      My Dad turned 92 last weekend and I’ll dedicate a post to him next week.

  3. I remember that song well. That is an interesting horse swing, Herman! The cats & crew here at Salmon Brook Farms is hoping you and Mr. Bowie are having a pleasant day filled with cat treats, dark chocolate and espresso. πŸ™‚

    • We enjoyed the warm sunshine outside in the garden. Spring is definitely around the corner…
      Mr. Bowie, who just finished his treats, sends his regards to the cats & crew at Salmon Brook Farms!

      Have a nice weekend, Lavinia!

  4. What a very interesting ‘horse’ πŸ™‚ And a good choice of song to go with it. πŸ™‚
    I hope you and Mr Bowie are looking after each other. Sending sunbeams. πŸ™‚

    • It must be the heat of the desert! Let me think about it while I’m having a good, strong and hot espresso…

  5. Back in the late 80s, when I managed the Karaoke night at the Outrigger Village, some people would tell me that they loved to sing, but they just didn’t have a very wide range of notes. Then they would ask me what song wouldn’t go up too high or down too low for them to sing.
    I always suggested America’s “A Horse with No Name.”
    It was perfect.

    • Thank you for this story. I’m going to keep this in mind if I should end up in a Karaoke place by accident… Great advice, Mary!

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