He's got some silver on him now;
he's seasoned. Wise and jaded.
The age adds layers to the eyes:
smoky ochre tones of understanding.
I swear he knows what I'm saying;
I swear he knows things I never will.
Writing the character of Ben in Remains has been an exercise in channeling my horse. To write a man, just another man with a man's ideas and a man's wants, would have been the easy way out. I needed the depth. Those lightning quick shifts between instinct and intelect. And that touch of silver.