Since childhood, I have loved nature and animals. Animals are Earth’s creatures. They are sacred to me. They are my favorite companions and my best friends. I love nonverbal communication. I love to gently touch Zum on his soft nose as I look into his feisty eyes. As I gallop Huszar through the sandy wash, I love to feel the wind rushing past my ears. I love to watch the heavens open up in the sky as I ride Kamar, softly petting his neck. I love silence in nature with my animals. Silence is the return to the origin of life. Surrounded by beauty and silence, the soul can soar!