Benny is growing hair. Look at the above photo and you can see it! This is truly a great hair day photo. Here where I live in Cobb CA, we are shoveling out from a huge snow storm . Power poles and trees were down all over. We were without power for three days and just got Internet a couple of hours ago. During this time Benny has been happily growing some hair and is beginning to look like he has a brindle coat. In the photo below he is actually looking like a dog:
During the storm which caught those of us living on Cobb Mountain by surprise with its severity life got paired down to both more simplicity and intensity. This became especially true when we realized it could be five to seven days before we had electricity and that travel out was blocked by fallen trees. We shoveled snow and talked with our neighbors, offered help. Sometimes this type of unpredictable event brings out the best in us. Sometimes it doesn't. I am left to ponder what causes the difference.
I worked on a quilt, many of the pieces of fabric were from very old worn out clothing. It was helpful for me to takes pieces of something that had fallen apart, been worn out, faded and ripped and to make something new and useful. Perhaps it will be a blanket for another rescue dog, or a friend, or someone I don't know. I do know that in times of crisis many of us reconsider what is meaningful and find it in our connection to all of life around us, to the simplicity and intensity of each moment.
|Wishing you all warm licks and soft blankets. Love, Benny|