How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in ’t!
William Shakespeare from The Tempest
On Saturday, September 12th, William Shakespeare arrived at the rescue... in the form of "The Gilded Lilies" a wonderful new play by CCHR friend Susan Kelejian which was performed by the very talented acting troupe Equine Dell Arte. We are so appreciative of Susan's and all of the actors generosity in so kindly offering to perform this reading of this world-premiere play so as to benefit the horses of CCHR.
It was a lovely evening at the ranch with cooler temperatures and a clear view of the mountains that are the backdrop of the ranch. Guests enjoyed wine, snacks and a fun silent auction. They also seemed to have really enjoyed the reading of the play!
What struck us the most was what this event symbolized for CCHR and we found ourselves very moved by it. We witnessed hope, friendship, generosity of heart and camaraderie. From the actors of Equine Dell Arte, to the great volunteers of CCHR, to the guests that evening, there was such positivity and possibility crackling in the early evening air.
CCHR is truly a living and breathing entity and as such thrives when it is so positively nurtured as it was on that Saturday night. The horses were happily munching on their dinners, people were enjoying the event and there was an amazing and creative show of talent taking place in the arena! You could almost hear the Rescue sighing in contentment that evening. We witnessed a wonderful "alignment" of the horses, the ranch and of our rescue friends (of the acting and non-acting varieties!) during that evening. This alignment expressed itself in the form of the generosity and kindness of heart that all of our guests showed and it offered us countless moments of happiness and gratitude on our part.
We are indeed so fortunate to live in the company of our "many goodly creatures" (AKA the horses and their human friends!) and in a "brave new world, that has such people in't."
Thank you to everyone who plays their part in the world of the CCHR horses and the rescue.