Friday, November 14, 2008

inconvenient life

The dream is a little farm...maybe more of an "almost farm". A simple, natural, rustic existence. Less expectations, less consumption, less confinement....but more substance, more appreciation, more real. That dream sings to me...sings to me songs of escape from stifling cubicle walls, from the hum of florescent lights, even from convenience. Society has spent so much time and effort in the pursuit of more make everything faster, quicker, easier. A lot of the time, instant gratification is the name of game. It's a game that many people don't even know they are playing or that they would think to least I didn't.

When it comes to dogs, and Sophie is no exception, there is no such thing as instant gratification. Taking an 8 week old puppy and working with her to help her become the kind of dog that you want in your life is anything but convenient, easy or quick. It is hard work that is time consuming, challenging, frustrating and also one of the most rewarding experience you can be a part of. Some of the greatest moments and proudest achievement in my life have been spent learning to walk in this world with this little dog by my side. Once I felt that sensation, that kind of fulfillment, I began to seek it out in other aspects of my life and I realized that some things will need to change. And I began to dream.

As time goes on and I look back over my life, I can think of many words that I hope I will be able to use to describe it: joyful, meaningful, worthwhile, authentic, full of love - the people kind and the dog kind....and anything. but. convenient.

1 comment:

Pam said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Sophie is so cute!