The Healing Horse, Ch. 14: The Passenger, Scene 1: Early Christmas Eve

Chapter 14 covers the trip from home to the moment when Karen and Pegasus enter Disneyland. The trip itself involves many challenges that they must overcome, but first the two ladies dress for a holiday. The chapter title refers to Pegasus.

Scene 1: Early Christmas Eve

The days passed, and each night before tucking herself into bed she marked a big red X on her calendar. At last, Christmas Eve arrived, and school got out for the holidays. This was the big day.

Karen and Mama both wanted to look stylish at Disneyland. They did not want anyone thinking that their majestic Pegasus was with dowdy people.

Early in the morning, Karen pulled on a pair of high-waisted blue jeans and an azure blue Disney t-shirt with a light blue cotton cardigan over it. She knew the morning air would be chilly. The front of her shirt quoted Walt Disney, “A wish is a dream your heart makes.” To support her feet and ankles, she wore white, high-topped sneakers, because she knew she would be walking a lot. Mama tied Karen’s thick, brown hair back into a ponytail that hung down her back. She herself wore a white short-sleeved cotton blouse with blue jeans, a brown belt, and black leather flat pumps. Before they left the house, they stood together in front of the hallway mirror.

“My Krana Layala, I think we look great! We’ll be the belles of the ball!”

They laughed and held hands, as they skipped down the front steps to the car.

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