I took my pups to the dog park today. That’s my Aussie, Toby, in the foreground, Jahlee (the white dog) is right behind him, and Charlie is the fuzzy black dog in front of her.
As I watched them play and run and romp and snark, I was reminded of a passage from a short story I wrote titled “The Passing of Millie Hudson”:
I jus’ stood there buried in my own thoughts, watchin’ them birds rustlin’ ’round the ole oak tree when I heard Millie shuffle up behind me.
“My, my,” she say. “Look at them. Just as happy as can be. Oh, what I would do to be one of them for a day – to not worry about anything, especially good for nothing relatives, to not even be privy to my own mortality but to live each second of every day as nature intended.”
How wonderful would that be, to wake each day with not a care in the world. To just live.
I think it’s possible – if we can get past our own self-inflicted limitations. Replace our own negative patterns. Become one with God and the Universe. To live like animals, careless and free. Are you up for the challenge?
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