Star | East Wenatchee, WA | January 2020

This spray of hair on the forehead of an otherwise dark horse indicates deep genetics at play. Or the horse simply scratched his head on a nail, and the hair grew funny. Scientists, who seem unsure of what causes the stars and blazes on horse faces, also can’t tell me exactly why my eyes have green flecks, why my nostrils are cavernous or why my thick, luxurious hair sprinted down the bath drain at age 40. Genetics, they insist. Those same brainiacs say we can’t control these qualities, so we should just relax and accept what’s handed us. Oh yeah? Then why does this horse have a comb-over?