When Benny was here in California with us he began a tradition that Raven has continued. He had what we called "Benny's spots". These were places where he sat in the sun and as the sun moved his places moved. Raven now continues to rest in the sun in "Benny's spots, something she had not done until Benny's arrival. Also, because Benny initially moved very slowly we coined a term, "Benny's speed." While there is much research that indicates that when a person is hurrying they are not anywhere near as efficient at accomplishing any task as when doing the same activity calmly, I wasn't convinced. Okay, I have realized that I can drive faster and still end up at the same red light as everyone else. I had not realized how much more enjoyment there was in life that has everything to do with being in the moment. I hadn't realized that anything I ever desired or needed is right here, right now. There is nothing in the future to rush off to that can offer me anything more than this precious moment. There is nothing in the past to dwell on, everything is right here. The inner peace and serenity so many of us are looking for is right here, right now. The speed of Benny is all about simply being present in the now. Enjoying the sun, the breeze, the dishwater. And if the present moment is something that could not be called 'enjoyable', then acceptance.