Awareness of the outside world. Have not read the book. Was taken with the author’s comments on Chinatown. “The Chinese language newspapers and tv shows you can hear through people’s windows are actually made in the U.S. for U.S. citizens and residents … I’m as American as fortune cookies, chimichangas, and Cuban sandwiches, all of which are American inventions.” Whatever: The Big Idea: Jadie Jang.
(update: mystery logo removed.)
Tomorrow, I am scheduled for a new rider evaluation lesson.
Different barn than my previous attempt. One I had not thought about approaching. Fancy, high-end hunter/jumper barn. Met someone who used to keep a horse there (waves hi!). Did the barn teach lessons? Yes, they did. Would the person be willing to contact them on my behalf? Yes, they would.
Whether or not it was due to the influence of a third party, the barn returned my call and we scheduled a lesson. Maybe striking off in an unexpected direction is the answer.
As usual, I will be more specific once I know their preferences.
Am I worried? Of course not. I will be on a horse who can be trusted with complete unknowns. Said horse will trot around pleasantly while the instructor figures out if I know which way is up.
Spending days and days fretting about the lesson and chewing my fingernails would be a waste of time and fingernails. Silly thing to do. (Hides hands behind back.)
Lesson report scheduled for Thursday.
Update: [Hank Got Hops, Jumping Lesson]
Stay safe. Stay sane.