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.
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.
I feel more connected to the night now, less alone in it. I feel like I even see it through different eyes.
I didn’t quite know what to do next. I’d been preparing myself for possibly having to end his suffering… I hadn’t thought much about what I would do if he lived.
Smaller, independent and more portable, cats always seemed much easier to collect along the way. And there was always another one needing a home.
Sheep are very photogenic animals, even if they are not always keen on holding a pose for long. They are a very textural subject, great for black and white images that can communicate their softness and richness so well. I was lucky to meet many this past weekend at the local […]
You squeeze into them like a new pair of shoes, and though you may get a few blisters, eventually the shoes stretch out and the callouses form. Slowly and hopefully I am learning to live with this new set of circumstances…
I felt the same thing I did when I was young seeing the mother mouse and her babies in the beehive, sorry for their utter vulnerability in the world, admiring their small softness, and frankly, their cuteness…
then all was still; and we found, on the unending road, we were not alone;
we walked instead, side by side…
Maybe it was the nurse in me, too, I realized. That even though I was facing a stressful and difficult moment, I could put aside my own worries and fears to try and help someone else through theirs.