Animals always help fulfill some need or purpose in our lives. What intangibles they give to us and that we give to them, is a bit of a mystery.
It’s become a lesson for me in impermanence: How something can exist one moment or for years and be gone in an instant.
cold and strangeness sleep…
here, warmed at the fire… of my hearth … uninvited, but visiting still.
He always seems to know when I take my shoes and socks off- hearing the telltale swishing sounds from across the house- and comes rushing in to find me.
Reading their words, looking at the pictures they drew, put faces and names to the students I helped.