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Saturday, January 9, 2021

January walk ...

Happy New Year!

"Our goal should be
 to live life
in radical amazement ...
get up in the morning
and look at the world
in a way that takes 
nothing
for granted"
~Abraham Joshua Heschel~ 


Began the New Year as I do every morning ... with a lovely, peaceful , early  walk. 
The air was fresh and crisp, squirrels were busy looking for food (Maple keys seemed to be a favourite)  spotted a Cooper's Hawk and gorgeous, enormous Great White Owl and a chatting parcel of Crows .  All entertained me as I walked.
Archer, while slowing down considerably, and giving us a few "scares" is still eager to go out. He is my faithful companion, my velcro dog, and such a treasure.  It  gets chilly when you walk at this slower pace, making stops constantly,  and I dress both of us accordingly. Archer has a lovely quilted red coat and for Christmas, our grandsons gave him a personalized kerchief! He looks so handsome in red!
When we returned home , I made a large mug of tea and headed up to my little Sparrow Studio. I wanted to paint this first January walk.
So I penciled my thoughts down on the blank piece of paper ...

Every day
it's him and me
bonded together 
as close as can be

Over the years
we've covered some miles
his quirky ways match mine
bringing laughter and smiles

The love I have for him
is hard to put into mere words
although "I love you, you're so special to me"
is a phrase daily he's heard

I've watched his coat turn
from get black to icy grey
slow, quiet walks replace
days of runs and play

Each season we walk
brings a different view
I can't think of seeing it
with a sweeter dog than you!
~deb dunn~ 








"Life is available only in the present.
That is why we should walk in such a way
that every step can bring us
to the here and now"
~Thich Nhat Hanh~

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Beautiful poem about you and your dog. Lovely words and photographs.
I always enjoy everything you post.
Blessings
Happy New Year

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

The painting and poem are so lovely. Your words fit me and my dog, Bear perfectly. He's also getting up in age and slowing considerably. I can actually keep up to him now!
Andrea

Deb said...

hi Andrea ~ happy new year! thank you so much. I hope you and Bear are enjoying a lovely walk today.