The Healing Horse, Ch. 18, Scene 9: Why is School so Scary?

image of sun rays through clouds at duskIn this scene, little Kitten reflects on how to deal with the reality of school and the equally real reality of her own feelings. Fortunately, her wise mentor guides her through. (Image courtesy of Brocken Inaglory, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Scene 9: Why is School so Scary?

Pegasus knelt and Kitten climbed onto his back for the ride home. After a few steps, she asked, “Why is school so scary for me, Pegasus?”

He replied, “You already know the answer to that question, Kitten, but it doesn’t have to be scary, anymore. The spirit of the universe and your Mama will protect you. I will be here for you. You can accept challenges with gratitude. They help you grow. There are no accidents in this world, Kitten. Everything happens for a reason and for a purpose. Your life is full of unique challenges, but that is because you are uniquely suited to face these challenges and to show the world that they can be faced by someone with CP and a learning disability. You are resilient and you can fight whatever horrors the doctors dream up for you and your friends.”

The ride home ended, and Karen waited for Pegasus to kneel so she could dismount.

Leaning against the barrel of his side, she whispered, “I’ll see you in the morning, boy! Thanks for everything. You are wonderful. You are an awe-inspiring friend. You are a blessing to me. I’m so obliged that you came into my life and lit my way.”

She dismounted and waved as Pegasus left.

Original Text ©2021, Karen Lynn-Chlup. All rights reserved.

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