Blog News: Galloping Mathilda

Keeping the horse before the cart, you would think, would happen naturally. After all, isn’t that where the horse is supposed to be? Isn’t that where her essence wills her to be?

When I went to close up shop for the day yesterday, I realized that I got so excited writing about, planning for, and dreaming of the new and exciting changes I am going to be making to the blog, that I did not do much actual work creating new posts and new features

So apparently the natural yearning essence of the horse depends on its owner. My horse, her name is Mathilda, finds it far more natural and enjoyable to trot along behind the cart, sniffing the heather, watching the birds fly, dreaming of the far-distant future where there will be no carts at all, just a shady tree to lie under and lots and lots of lettuce to feed her and, occasionally, to roll around in in an obscene manner. The problem with Mathilda’s nature is that sooner or later the cart starts to roll downhill, and, as it is filled with countless heavy bushels full of tasks left undone, it careens faster and faster down that hill, forcing Mathilda to go from trot to canter, to gallop to stumble to roll, until cart and horse and tasks and dreams end up in a crashed and broken heap.

Ah, nothing like a cheery blog to get you going in the morning!

The moral of the story is: I have learned through hard experience and countless times digging myself out from under the rubble of crashed enterprises to keep Mathilda up there leading the cart, all four hoofs on the path, rocky though it may be. Ultimately she feels better in that spot, more purposeful and proud, and finds her time for dreaming on Sundays when the cart stops for restocking.

This is my little way  of apologizing for the major lapse in posting

Forgive me and stay tuned. We are about to move in a new direction and I have some really exciting stuff planned.

-M.

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About M. Ashley

Essayist and poet, my work has been rejected by some of the finest journals in America. Fortunately, it also gets accepted from time to time and has appeared in equally fine journals such as Word Riot, Inlandia, Brew City Magazine, and SageWoman among others.. In 2002, I was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize for Vanderbilt University. For no good reason, I possess an unnecessarily dark humor which is why being third generation California Inland Empirian delights me so. My gods are weird. I once received $350 for writing a smartassed essay on “why the wise use of water is important in my daily life”. I am undoubtedly the Greek god Hermes’ special snowflake. I’m pretty sure I got into college via a series of fortuitous clerical errors. When I had to grow up and get a real job, I decided against it and stayed a writer. I have worked many odd—and I mean odd—jobs to support my habit: Commercial writer for country music hopefuls, resume massager, WalMart fitting room attendant and switchboard operator, telephone psychic.
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2 Responses to Blog News: Galloping Mathilda

  1. Black Metal Valkyrie says:

    Don’t worry about it. A Youtuber called That Grey Bloke didn’t make a video for like a million years but then made one.

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