Happy Valentine’s Day! A few weeks ago I went into a “New Age” store and browsed the beautiful art work there. I saw some raku ceramic horses and they “spoke” to me immediately. I loved them and decided that one would be a perfect Valentine’s gift for my husband. He has a collection of ceramic horses, and we have a picture of a “Wind Horse of Opportunity” by our front door. The story is that we can hear opportunity galloping up behind us and if we start running, when the opportunity (in the form of the horse) catches up to us, we will be able to jump on its back and ride like the wind. If we are not prepared, the horse (opportunity) will gallop past us. The horse I got for my husband is called a Spirit Pony. The tag says: “The horse teaches that real power comes from strength and wisdom. It requires love and passion in order to achieve.” There are lots of metaphors associated with horses and I’m glad I got this one – my husband loves it. Horses are strong, patient, yet gentle and loving. The ceramic horse I gave my husband is sleek and moving forward with intent. It is young and has a lot to learn. I love the world of metaphor and am glad I can look at this piece of art and be inspired to move forward and become.