Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Story From Joe Blair: Dog Days


Over early morning coffee, I read this story from Joe Blair and have to share it. It's about dogs and children and moving (again). It's about bittersweet life, beautifully written.

"We’ve got most of the stuff moved out. The TV and the couch. And the mattresses on the floor. And the curtains and the clothes and the ..."

Addendum: Joe has closed his blog, but I urge you to check out his book: amazon.com/Joe-Blair/e/B005S8YF0U

The cover image is from his book, published in 2012.

10 comments:

  1. Just went and put a hold on it at the library. I should have it by mid-week, since it's available. However, the library is closed today and tomorrow, so I can't just go get it. :-(

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    1. As I was posting this, I thought of you. It feels like a story you would appreciate. Hope your weekend is going beautifully, and your neighbor finds a home Today. :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing this powerful story.

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    1. Thank you for reading it. I can't imagine anyone not being moved by it.

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  3. sounds like us to me. We have moved so much and we had our mattresses on the floor until recently and still hunting for odds and end of furniture and struggling with the problems of every day life, I am sure I'd enjoy this book, will see if the library has it next week. Hope you are having a good relaxing weekend.

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    1. I hope you find a copy. Joe's a wonderful writer.

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  4. I was going to tell him personally but Mr. Blair has word verification. Anyways, I love stream-of-consciousness type of writing that weaves together with a thought-provoking punch. Thought it was excellent! :)

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    1. He has a great way of weaving the threads of his story together in, yes, a thought provoking way. I'm glad you liked it, too.

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  5. That short sentence reminded me of last summer when I moved twice and I still haven't recovered.

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    1. I'm really hoping I never move again ... it would take something extra special ... and I haven't seen it yet ... :)

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