What can YOU say in six sentences?
I am tired down in my bones.
I can feel the dregs of tired even when I rise, not tired from stress or demands or staying awake too long, but the kind of tired that comes from work... hard, physical, use all of your muscles and keep on using them work.
Not the kind of tired that comes from going for a run or mowing the lawn, but the kind of tired that comes from long hot days full of neverending pushpullllift-holditsteady-heaveitover-ridealways forward-brainingear-don'tfall.
My back and arms and legs are strong, my hands are worn, my thirst intense.
I am tired down in my bones as the days continue to heat up and the horses do not welcome us when we walk into the barn.
We did not load the old gray cow in the trailer this morning when we left for the salebarn because she showed up instead with the smallest of black bald-faced calves and watched at us with old eyes as we drove away.