The Honeysuckle Jasmine of it All


Charleston Rebel

by cheri sabraw

I took this photo last May while visiting Charleston, South Carolina.

This grand Percheron, tasked with pulling a carriage load of tourists, stopped for a bite of tender shoots.

He was doing something he shouldn’t–leaning in, off the public road, for a boutique bite of someone’s honeysuckle jasmine vines.

As with all animals, he was living in the present moment and nosed his way over to the residence where such dessert grew. I suspect it was not the first time he had done this, clearly off bounds for carriage horses.

The present moment!

The present moment is 99% elusive to most of us tasked with the vicissitudes of daily life.

And yet, in that 1% of time in which we are aware of the beauty, aliveness, or humor of the moment, we come as close to contentedness as we are able.

The goal is to stay in the moment whatever it may be.

Go for that honeysuckle more often than not.



About Cheri

Writer, artist, cable television host, grandmother to four!
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9 Responses to The Honeysuckle Jasmine of it All

  1. shoreacres says:

    I’ll dedicate this honeysuckle rose to your honeysuckle jasmine nibbler. It’s a wonderful photo, and I’m glad to have been reminded of the song.

  2. Cheri says:

    Grand song. Thank you for that pick-me-up.

    I just like the word honeysuckle. I always have. I like the word sparkle and glitter and vacuous and sagacity.

    I’d love to try to paint this image but very tough to do.

  3. Lue Perrine says:

    Ahhh!!! Reminds me of our younger days huh Cheri! … Let’s be forever
    free! 💐

  4. Richard says:

    I am captivated by the wisdom in the eye of the percheron, a beast of burden, and seek to be equally wise in my life of privilege.

  5. wkkortas says:

    I second your wise thoughts and commend the brazen nature of the Percheron’s dining options.

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