This morning I watched my dog Daly fall down the stairs.
I was washing some dishes and heard Daly coming up the stairs. I looked down and saw her slip down one step and then slowly slip and slide down the rest of the stairs. The whole while she was looking up at me with eyes begged for an explanation.
Unfortunately, the only answer is she is getting older. At 12 years old her muscles aren’t as strong as they once were and the arthritis in her joints makes it harder for her to use the muscles that are left.
I wonder how much longer she will be happy and not in too much pain.
So tonight it is beatiful outside. The first really wonderful night since we got to Ohio. The past few weeks it has been so hot I was just used to a constant sweat. But tonight it is cool and comfortable. It is about 9:40 and the sky is just still barely blue. I love this time of dusk. It is my favorite after a good day of snowboarding. Usually around 5:00 of 5:30 in the winter. The alpenglow. But this summer night in Ohio is pretty nice too. My heart certainly hasn’t moved here but it is growing comfortable on Dawson road.
I am quite proud I was able to find a topic the needed an entry that I felt I could handle.
The first year I went was the best. For the whole year following not a week went by that I didn’t reflect on the joy and excitement of seeing so many people and artist coming together without a controlling authority. The art and people were amazing but the sense of community was beyond belief. I still am shocked that 25,000 people can come together so peacefully.
I just cropped them to square and posted them. Very easy. Very satisfying.
I can’t recommend the power of happiness and joy enough. Falling asleep happy waking up happy are great feelings.