another obstacle to avoid
Pretend I did not exist?
Make myself invisible?
Shrink within as I had done for so many years?
Both parties continued
My border collie advancing to discover her young lab
on the playing field
I retreated to the side lines
Someone might remember me and glide a ball over
I would not be in the way of the real action. Like Life.
What would I say anyway?
This was different.. Her dog in youthful frolic
begged to meet us
Her dog knew no stranger ,
only oneness with another dog.
Her owner smiled. I smiled back.
We both retreated a bit then headed towards each other.
The dogs played in unsymmetrical balance... attack and retreat with total JOY
Our own conversation grew. No arrogance, No separation. Sometimes a smile.
Sometimes a head nod. Within minutes we too found a new friend.
A friend whose previous attacks no longer served them. An understanding
that it is perspective of all life. A gentleness in the gregariousness of life and happenstance.
Yes, we both found JOY.
We had no expectation to meet. Our expectation was to tire out our dogs.
The field was flooded with JOY
Wonder filled and grateful we all left the field together. Now we cannot wait to have the dogs drag us back again!
We are blessed! Dedicated to R and A... You know who you R! :)