Thursday, June 3, 2010
Spring is almost, too.
Before summer pushes its way in for good (or ill),
here is a last bit of spring for you.
Labels: little flower that opens
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Labels: things wise and wonderful
Monday, December 7, 2009
Please press "pause" on my Christmas playlist at the bottom of this page to fully enjoy this "Crazy" organ solo of Go Tell It On the Mountain.
Labels: little bird that sings
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Young boy fishing with his dog: Palm Beach County, Florida
Today I was driving behind a truck. One of those extended cab pick up things. As I followed behind I could make out the outline of a dog sitting in the middle of its backseat. It seemed to be one of those big, short-haired, floppy eared dogs that you see hanging around with guys with extended cab pick ups.
As we were driving along I was watching the back of this dog's head and just pondering the relationship between man and dog. The loyalty, the trust, the give and take of dominance between man and his companion whom we lifted up out of nature to suit our needs. Were we selfish to force our domination of one of nature's creations? What benefits does the dog receive from this relationship?
As I looked and pondered, something else came into view in the truck ahead. I saw something white on the dog's head. I looked again and saw a tiny white hand, a quarter the size of the dog's head. I couldn't see the hand's owner, they were too small to be seen over the car seat. But, I could see the white hand stroking the big, soft head over and over. And the dog turned and put it's head down into the seat, I'm sure to offer a big wet kiss to the owner of the little hand.
I've seen many beautiful places around the world. Sights that seemed almost too spectacular to belong in our mortal realm. But, the more I see, the more I appreciate the small and subtle blessings in nature that surround us every day. Like a kid and a dog.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.
Go ahead and say your thanks to someone (out loud) today. Only good can come from an attitude of gratitude. Make it a habit.