Much Needed Serenity

As you know, most of the day trips Motor Man and I take are to Carova, NC to seek out and photograph the wild horses.

Yesterday, we made that trip.  This time of year, the beach is packed with sunbathers, fishermen, children, dogs, folks flying kites, etc.

Still, Motor Man and I enjoy our solitude in the privacy of our vehicle.  We plod along through the sand and the mud holes, over the dunes and along the shore.  We enjoy each other’s company. And we look for horses.

Sometimes they’re ambassadors for the local park.

Yesterday especially, we needed the serenity of this area and the horses.

On Saturday night, during one of the races at our local short track, there was a tragic accident.  Motor Man and I, along with hundreds of other fans, waited…and dreaded the outcome that would soon be confirmed.

A long-time, respected, successful racer passed away from his injuries. Our racing community family is still coming to terms with this news…

Shawn’s sunrise

…and will be for quite some time.

~These Days Of Mine~





10 responses to “Much Needed Serenity

  1. Sad loss for the racing community and his family especially. Racing is a fabulously fun sport and vocation for many but it is – like many other things – fraught with danger. I know your friend will be missed – the racing community is like other “interest” communities…..closeness built on a love of the sport. It’s like family – makes it so sad to say goodbye so suddenly and tragically.

    Hugs, Pam

  2. how lovely and talented they are. so sorry to hear of the tragic loss, I’m sure you and the community will be missing him.

  3. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

  4. Such a sad night. He will be missed.

  5. What beautiful peaceful photos and mention of Shawn. Something especially peaceful about the horses today, and the egrets with them in the first photos a sweet reminder of community. Love how they’re loitering around the sign

  6. Very sorry to hear about this .. I remember his name being mentioned many times over the years. Beautiful sunrise picture …

  7. Oh so sorry to hear this. Tragedies happening now seem especially heart-wrenching, don’t they? Two sets of friends of ours have recently suffered the loss of their adult sons (one is his 40’s, the other in his 30’s) in totally separate and unexpected ways. But that gorgeous sunrise reminds us God is still there and cares for all our heartaches.

  8. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Very sad news and praying for his family, friends, & fans. May our Lord give them all the peace, comfort, & strength only HE can

  9. I am so very sorry that you lost a member of the racing community. That is just so sad — prayers for all who loved him.

  10. I am sorry you lost a member of your racing family. You have my sympathy.

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