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life in quotes

"It don't feel right, but it's not wrong
It's just hard to start again this far along
Brick by brick, the letting go
As you walk away from everything you know
You release resistance, lean into the wind
Till the roof begins to crumble and the rain comes pouring in
And you sit there in the rubble, till the rubble feels like home
That's how you learn to live alone"
Gretchen Peters, Mary Veronica Gauthier

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life in quotes

I know I am but
summer to your heart
and not the full four
season of the year

Edna St. Vincent Millay


life in quotes

I'm sorry I cry every time I take you to the vet I'm sorry they take your temperature like that I'm sorry I take you there when you've only got a bug bite Humans hold on so tight to the leash of life... but you will roll in anything dead and wear it like perfume.
Andrea Gibson

If Your Mom Was Dropping Fecal Matter All Over The House....

Right before my trip, I am sick.  This has happened before and I am "sick" of it.

I am still packing and organizing and preparing and my leave day is Friday. 

Because of my leaky old dog I am returning in three weeks.  Then Sophie aka Stumpy, aka Leaky and I will plant ourselves somewhere near Sedona until I have to come home.  Great hiking trails, cooler temps, and metaphysical and funky shops. 

Last week I had made the hard decision to have Sophie euthanized.  The vet was adamant that besides the seizures and the pee problems she is perfectly healthy.  The second vet I went to - the vet tech told me about a Great Dane that was "dropping fecal matter all over the house."  

Then she looked at me and said "if your mom was dropping fecal matter all over the house would you have euthanized her..."

I had no words for that, Sophie was spared.  Now she is on medication that will hopefully help her. 

When Sophie is in need of a vet, she will be seeing a new…

You Have Been Warned

Sunday morning listening!

everyday life

What a fun day yesterday.

I wore my favorite t shirt  at the shop where I volunteer.   This lady came up to me and said "what a cute shirt. Peace love and hoppiness.... Perfect for Easter."

Then she adjusted her glasses, looked at my shirt with a more studious stare and said "is that a beer?"

Nano seconds later she said "why that isn't as cute as I thought it was."

I just stood there, grinning like an idiot.

Have a nice day!   Life IS good.

James Kavanaugh

There are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves There are men too gentle to live among wolves
Who prey upon them with IBM eyes
And sell their hearts and guts for martinis at noon.
There are men too gentle for a savage world
Who dream instead of snow and children and Halloween
And wonder if the leaves will change their color soon. There are men too gentle to live among wolves
Who anoint them for burial with greedy claws
And murder them for a merchant's profit and gain.
There are men too gentle for a corporate world
Who dream instead of candied apples and ferris wheels
And pause to hear the distant whistle of a train. There are men too gentle to live among wolves
Who devour them with eager appetite and search
For other men to prey upon and suck their childhood dry.
There are men too gentle for an accountant's world
Who dream instead of Easter eggs and fragrant grass
And search for beauty in the mystery of the sky. There are men too gentle to live among wolves
Who toss them like a…