A Million Little truths: a good horse, the memory of Tom Groneburga


Recollection is certainly a venerable genre. It's been awhile. The
the first guy who stole a few words and scratching in the dirt, from ten to one
he wrote about himself. Here's what I've seen, that's what I felt.
Judging by recent headlines, however, the breed is in the midst of
beating. Poor James Frey in their millions of small pieces of accidents
last bad spoiled rich kid to bleed down to the bank. that
it's about raspavyadanne own history, which makes us want to
overly rationalized inflate own egoism endless splashes of hot air?
Augustin Burroughs, who works with a pair of scissors that his adoptive family & # 39; I
Vows up and down, it was untrue. This lack of confidence? Maybe our
life is really not so important. Even here, in Montana, Judy Blunt
Probably worth it to think twice before writing about her scene
in-law is at the typewriter with a sledgehammer.

In this cynical atmosphere & # 39; was the product of a new memoir by Tom Groneberga one
A good horse (Skrybner, $ 24) – a kind of palliative. It's like crashing into
a friend who you had not seen for some time, arguing about who can buy the first
round. Ostensibly the story of cowboy novice novice
training, but rather a portrait of life, cross section
kvotydavay struggle, constitute a state of a person. Like other
instant classic memoirs of Montana, Fred Hafele, Restructuring
Indian, Groneberg uses his narrative armature, training horses as
start a much larger problem. For example: What does it mean
being a father, husband, friend? What are the duties we perform
our life, and what rewards?

"I think that perhaps the first time that I had my own horse
came out in the pasture with jade tree, she would quietly and rystsyu aside
me. I would not want to decide what the horse saddle to which animals
trust. If I had a good horse, I could give him life. I could go on for years there.
We might have to grow old together. Then I'd give it to Carter (his son). his
own horse, ride, have, because I know that there will always be there
it. "

Superficially, it is true that the average reading pages and blur
browser can waffle on a good horse. Veneer is all
karaoke bar and hunt for work in the morning performed vskarmlivaya bales of hay
and evening or two with svoklami. Dig a little deeper, however, and
you see these familiar Totem strong reduction
all our days. Unlike excessively sensatsyyanalizavanaga, truth hedge
memories that are now on the bestseller list, the story quietly Groneberga
According to a real sense of generosity, vision, easy to perform
best of all, making the hand with the cards that you have provided. it
more than anything else, quiet meditation on the relationship man
his horse, his friends, his family & # 39; I, his community.

Still in the midst of dropping dials after losing both the ranch and then
He writes about his work: "Maybe I can get a donkey and remember that I love
of finding in the west. pieces of my life fall into place
again and everything will make sense. "Shortly thereafter, he comes
in another memoir Teddy "Azure" Abbott We showed them the North.
One of the pillars of Montana tents uses Greneberg
WPTN as a counterpoint, subtly describing his story for us
Transcription own experience in the broad historical context Teddy
Blue example. Groneberg aspires to become a cowboy in a long line
cowboys, writers in the established tradition of Western writers, and
Teddy Blue gives him a place to hook up your horse shaped. "What you can & # 39; t
be restored is a hole in my story, the empty space on the line
It is used to read & # 39; Cowboy & # 39; or & # 39; vouch hand & # 39; or & # 39; man with the horse. & # 39; I need a new
history. "

And so we started those two threads of stories, first and
then another – training horses Groneberga, and now Teddy Blue tale.
We soon got third, premature birth Groynberga twin
sons. "I'm calling my grandparents and deliver the news. Carter looks
cartoons. Jennifer shakes her head. Time disappears. In the tiny kitchen in front
the room of Jennifer's room, I stuffed the fridge for small packs
chocolate pudding, cup of ice chips, medium-sized banks lemon lime
soda and ginger ale. Just before dinner I clean up hands and dress
another bathrobe and visit the boys again. Someone stuck on a map
each izalety one reads Avery, second Bennett. This is me, I think.
This is my life. "

Pediatrician, "the doctor assured, calms, with short strawberry
blond hair and a warm smile, "says," I like to do some tests on Avery. "
She explains that "on his palm there is a definite crease
is concerned by the fact that his ears, feeling a little left out
face. "How privileged we find readers with Gronebergam and
his wife that their beautiful new son was born in Down
syndrome. "We have to hold on Jennifer and cry. Mourn
Avery, for your future. Perhaps our sorrow for himself, for the loss of
who thought we were. We thought that it does not matter, this notion
perfect children. Less than a week, Avery has been specified,
limitations, his life possible, his future talks crease in his tiny hands. "
This measure of force, which is going through Groneberg
deceptively simple prose that break our hearts with his.

The decision memoirs enough to say that it's just lived
You were here in the neighborhood, microwave leftovers and filling parking
gaps. You're asking a stranger to spend time with my life,
after all; you need to convince them that there is something important.
Glory does the trick, as Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Carlin.
In travel, there are wheels (though less than before,
what with all the deserts, which have already been examined). harrowing
experience (drugs, sexual abuse) and professional experience
It is usually sufficient. But, in my opinion, it is much more difficult to write such
compelling story of bare bones unprecedented. here is a
view of the world from where I stand, and I, I love to share.

Book is thin enough (given the problems that exist in the subtext), and
Elementary, skillful in his voice, one good horse, finally, the rarest
literary works: it's true.