Not knowing Appaloosa is the name of a horse,

We are charmed by the sound alone.

“Appaloosa”. It’s fun to say it, to hear it.


And then we learn it is a horse and we see the horse, ride the horse, see the river Palouse from which the name perhaps comes.


The sound moved us to explore and make more real the feeling of the sound.


Then we turn it the other way: we look to hear the subtler forms of the sound, “Appaloosa”.

“Ahhh”, “Puhh”, “Loo”, “Suh”.

Ahhh! The beginning of the adventure.

Then we begin to feel the silence of which the sounds are made,

The happy silence of which the sounds are made.

Ahhh! The lively, happy silence, the lively happy silence.