Friday, August 5, 2011

Dakota's Summer Morning...

Just as the sun was cresting over the horizon, bringing forth brand new possibilities for this day, my dog Dakota and I were out taking our morning walk. Easing our minds into thinking about how we wanted to spend this morning, her with thoughts of a rest upon return home, me with thoughts of how to settle my mind after a month filled with orchestrating a move to my new home.

After breakfast, Dakota settled upon the couch in the living room, me in the family room. Dog bowl filled at the ready for her, coffee cup in hand for me.

As I watched Dakota beginning to let her day unfold, resting upon the couch, it dawned on me that I should do the same. Just let things happen as they should and not try to force or figure out how best to spend the day.

Taking cues from Dakota, I decided to watch the world go by.

Let the sun play upon my face.

Wonder about things.

Investigate from an armchair.

Take it easy,

And just be. What will this day bring I wonder?

3 comments:

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I like Dakota's response to her day. I do think all of us should consider this approach. Nice post -- barbara

Grampy said...

You just have to love the easy companionship of a lab. Super photos I like the one looking out the window. I would have to go see what he was watching.

margie said...

Hi Darcy my experience @ Sleighton Farms School For Girls was the the best thing that happened to me as a teenager.I lived there from December,1946 until october 1949. it saved my life because it gave me a second chance. If one is born poor and living in crouded conditions and sent to a place that not only gave me my own bed but my own room I am happy the courts in Philadelphia concidered me a delinqunt teenager and sent me there. My experience was wonderful. I learned a lot of things that prepared me for the real world and gave me confidence in myself. I looked the place up to see what kind of activity was there now and what the changes were and was saddened to know that it was closed. I thahk God that I was there when it was alive and well. I lived in Washington cottage when I first arrived and graduated to Lincoln the honor cottage where I learned leadership in the student government. I wish every teenage girl living under the same kind of conditions that I lived under would be able to get their second chance at life.