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Saturday, October 1, 2011
Live with the joy of a dog
Do you ever wish that you could freeze time? I often feel that way in the autumn, as the very last wildflowers bloom in the midst of changing leaves.
As the leaves change color and hang golden in the cerulean sky, I want to freeze them in place so that they don't fall to the ground.
As we have our last warm days of swimming and playing in the mountains for this year, I wish that I had the power to stop time like the camera shutter did, showing us the individual drops of water flying through the air in the photo below.
Alas, we can only be certain that we have today, and I'd like to seize it with the enthusiasm and joyfulness of our dogs.
Dogs don't worry about the fact that they're getting a few gray furs on their faces. They're happy in the moment, not worrying about how short days, seasons, and lives are.
And, dogs don't stop for a melancholy moment watching brilliant aspen leaves wash away in a trickling stream.
Rather, dogs leap in the stream and have fun today! I need to learn how to live like a dog.