Grace and equanimity

The rising moon illuminates the final evening of this calendar year. The next calendar year will rise in a few hours. Like all years it will be a year of good, indifferent, and not good events. (My feeling is that it will be another year of a general, almost imperceptible slide.)

I will try to accept all that happens with grace and equanimity.

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Blessed

Many things to be grateful for.

We have our health, a snug home of our own, friends and family in good health, healthy dogs, are neither obscenely wealthy nor destitute.

I am grateful that we have so many similar interests. Reading, sitting on the deck listening to the grass grow, quiet evenings at home, occasionally going for a hike, able to take change and upset with equanimity.

2017 has been a good year. 2018 will be whatever kind of year it will be. I’m fortunate to go into the new year with so many blessings.

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The colours of Christmas

Red – tomato. White – onion and garlic. Green – jalapeno, cilantro, lime (the juice of several limes). Sum = home-made salsa.

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2017 was a good year for Faye and I. we have many things to be grateful for. We have our health. A snug home. Work we are nicely compensated for. Three good dogs in pretty good health. Family and friends.

I want to wish each of you, my readers, a safe and very pleasant Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, winter solstice, the season/event you choose to celebrate. Thank you very much for making time to making time to read, view, comment. I hope to continue making this place worthy of your time.

At home

Faye brought Lucy home today. Things have gone well – she and Fitzi played and pranced, and postured with sticks. Senior Achilles joined in; we were inclined to limit his exuberance because of recent back troubles which he is recovering well from.

Feeding time went well. Right now, each dog is resting or sleeping on a bed. At one point Lucy settled on the couch. Rather than fiddle with exposures and settings I went with the ambient light.

I think she is at home. We are blessed and pleased to have her.

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Moonpie

While sorting through photos this rainy evening I came across this photo of years-ago-let-go-of Moonpie, a Labx. She was a sweet girl. Ready for an adventure. By owning her I continued learning about the love of and for dogs, continued learning about letting go, sometimes earlier than you would like.

I’m blessed to have owned her.

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