Monday Morning Wake-up Call

When up close, each thing reveals its shimmer. And it’s the unexpected closeness that holds everything together. The light spreads across my dog’s face, her eyes so devoted to wherever I want to go.

Can I be this devoted to the pull of life?  

Mark Nepo, from “Speechless” in Things That Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living


Photograph by Kris Vanderveken (via Newthom)

Comments

  1. devotion at its organic level, with no expectations.

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  2. That is devotion… and I like to think we can…

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Early morning … ‘And it’s the unexpected closeness that holds everything together. ‘ …

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  4. The perfect pic to go with your post, but then I have come to expect nothing less from you, David. Have a great week!

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  5. A dog or most animals can turn my thought process around and make life better. Hope you are healthy and happy. 🙂

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  6. This photo absolutely melts my heart; makes me think absolutely I can be this devoted to the pull of life.

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  7. I’m a sucker for a sweet dog photo, and paired with an inspirational passage? ‘Ya had me at hello…’ 😉

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  8. Need a LOVE button. I could feel the softness of that fur under my neck and I leaned in for more …
    MJ

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