Thursday, November 22, 2012

Half Moon Over the Meadow


















Late yesterday afternoon, as a half-moon rose in a still-blue sky, Buddy and I went for a walk in the meadow. Intersecting paths used by all the creatures who live nearby are woven now across it. Here and there, depressions in the grass show where they have lain. Buddy stopped to sniff each one, sometimes burrowing his nose deep into the tufts of grass, savoring every last scent. As always, he ran from place to place with a big smile on his beautiful face, just so darn happy to be alive. One cannot remain passive in the presence of it. It calls for joy in equal measure, and I always return to the house better than when I left it.

I'm so grateful for his companionship, and for yours.


"Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence."  ~ Lin Yutang






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    1. Thank you, Simo, I think he's beautiful, and quite photogenic.

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  2. Yes, I saw that moon while I was enjoying our warm and sunny afternoon and doing yardwork. I think I have another hour or so of good weather this a.m. before (a) we join the family for turkey-eating and (b) cold weather sets in. Have a great day, Teresa.

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    1. We've had a little snow this afternoon and a drop in temperature, but cozy inside my home.

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  3. I relate to this, Teresa, and know that nothing renews my spirit like walking with my own Zen master, Derry. I also like almost everything written by Lin Yutang. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Lin Yutang is fairly new to me, but I like very much all I've read. I hope you and your Derry have had a very fine day.

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  4. Ah yes nature renews be it domestic or wild animals, just being out of doors and seeing the natural beauty. The other morning I got up early and peeked out the back garage window and saw a sliver of the moon in the dawn light and it was so serene. Animals have a way of being and enjoying the moment; happy thanksgiving to you

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    1. Linda, I hope you and Gary have had a wonderful day!

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  5. And I'm grateful for having had you as part of my life this last year Teresa.
    I'm presently looking for a new dog/companion. I had a Lab out in California but had to leave her with my son since I wasn't sure what my situation would be. Anyway, they're attached now and so I'm hoping I can find someone like a Buddy soon.

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    1. It's good to be sharing the world with thoughtful friends such as you. I trust you've had a good day.

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  6. Gorgeous writing, Teresa. Happy Thanksgiving. Give Buddy a hug for me.

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    1. Thank you, Betty. I certainly shall. I hope this Thanksgiving has found you in great peace.

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  7. Teresa and Buddy -- You two are a great team wandering along the edge of a road. Buddy, it is no wonder that you wore a smile on your face. I bet Teresa had a smile too -- barbara

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    1. It's so amazing how a shift can take place just spending time in his presence. Being in that meadow helps, too.

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  8. Buddy exudes Happy all over, I can see that! We who have animal companions are so fortunate, aren't we. TE, I hope you enjoyed this Thanksgiving with loved ones - and didn't gorge as I did. I'm in misery; call me a Pig; just call me Miss Piggy.

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    1. We certainly are, Sissy. I had a wonderful day, but I fear I imbibed too joyously in my son's homemade wine, wine he made from grapes on my arbor. It is too delicious! :)

      I can't tell you how happy I am for the turn of events in your life.

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  9. A gem of a blog post. I know just how you feel.

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    1. Thank you, Alan. Best Regards to Amy, your own furry companion.

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  10. Buddy is a true companion for the soul!! some animals just bring us untold joy just by being near them. :)

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