A Time for Reflection

"Knowing someone who belongs to another species can enlarge your soul in surprising ways." Sy Montgomery How to be a Good Creature I suppose I should have painted a reflection in water for this blog post, given the title, but I was instead inspired to paint Mocha, a sweet girl we adopted as a puppy in 2005, and who left us in 2013, even though we weren't ready for her to cross the Rainbow Bridge. I spent the last days of this year reading a beautiful book called How to be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery. She describes lessons learned from 13 of the many animals she has been fortunate to get to know; not only rescued dogs, but a pig, an octopus and a tarantula, among others. This book prom


"But alone in distant woods or fields, in unpretending sprout lands or pastures tracked by rabbits, even on a black and, to most, cheerless day, like this, when a villager would be thinking of his inn, I come to myself, I once more feel myself grandly related, and that the cold and solitude are friends of mine." Henry David Thoreau With the Thanksgiving holiday in the near past and the Christmas season beginning, I feel so thankful for family, friends and the great fortune of living is such a beautiful space that is so inspiring and peaceful. As much as I love spending time with family and friends, I know that, like Thoreau, I feel "related" and connected when I hike through the junipers an

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