Where in this wide world
Can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility;
He has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful,
Nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick,
Nothing more patient.
–Ronald Duncan, “The Horse,” 1954
R.I.P. Bey Heiric, 1997-2016.
We love you and miss you. Thank you for showing us that majesty, magnificence, loyalty, affection, love, and total and complete joy could exist in this world.