Beau October 8th, 2008
Sometimes the world seems so small, especially when fog blankets the landscape. At dawn we see the glow of light, and the sun rises, becoming brighter through the gray curtain of cloud. On days like this the world awakens more slowly, or at least we may feel a closer, measured pace to the presence of life around us. What does the sunrise represent? Hope? A new day, or a new future?
Does it hold meaning for you? I once read a story that framed the context of challenge by saying, “In America we get up in the morning, we go to work and we solve our problems.” And that’s pretty much a testament to action. So often it’s that first step that is the most difficult. But as we begin, as we move and as we take steps towards our goals, we are moving every aspect of our lives toward that new day. With our action, opportunities will come, doors will open and circumstances will gradually shift toward our goals. We don’t have to solve everything at once, but as we begin everything changes. And we’ll get there.
Speaking of action, it seems the kitten and the yellow lab have become playmates. The lab doesn’t quite know what to make of this little ball of energy. The kitten romps and pounces, darts in and out and generally uses the retriever’s tail as a chew toy. Instead of a “tiger by the tail,” this dog has a tiger on his tail.
The kitten chomps and wrestles until the lab puts a big ‘ole paw on top of him. Then a little “reeoow!” screech and the cat darts away again. We watch them closely, but he is amazingly restrained to the needle sharp teeth and claws of the kitten. It will be interesting to see their relationship as they grow older. When I imagine friendship between dogs and cats, I think of Sparky, no longer with us, as he walked with Justin.