Thursday, May 7, 2009
Trudaloo to the Rescue
We've been going through some fretful, worrisome times lately. Probably, as it is with most fearful things, we will escape again unscathed.
It's a genuine fact that through most of my life I've often received more comfort from animals than people. This time has been no different. I really admire and even envy their unswerving loyalty and their effortless ability of living in the moment, something we as humans can rarely achieve.
This little poem by Jane Kenyon expresses it beautifully.
In and Out
The dog searches until he finds me
upstairs, lies down with a clatter
of elbows, puts his head on my foot.
Sometimes the sound of his breathing
saves my life -- in and out, in
and out; a pause, a long sigh. . . .