My computer died last night before I could post, so I guess I'll do two today. Here's my Reverb 10 post from yesterday.
December 4 – Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? (Author: Jeffrey Davis)
I like to call myself a realist (others say pessimist, but I like realist better). A sense of wonder often escapes me. But for me, I find I see wonder most in my animals. They never cease to amaze me.
Domino, our dog, reminds me what it means to love, and be to be a friend. While he tends to cause a lot of stress in our lives (of which he has no clue), he loves us blindly and unconditionally. His never-ending mischief teaches us to be patient and to laugh.
With Ronin, our horse, I am constantly bewildered by why such a beautiful and powerful creature lets us sit on his back and steer him around with a bit in his mouth.
And Buddy, the parrot, has the biggest personality wrapped up in the smallest package. He's the boss of the house and no man, woman, or dog is going to tell him otherwise.
The animals make me appreciate everything I have and they inspire the wonder in my life about life. I think it's triggered by the fact that they have short lifespans; we will (most likely) out-live them, and, yet, I can't imagine life without them. In this way, they remind me how incredible and precious each little part of life is, and how much I want to soak it up while I have the opportunity.