Saturday, October 19, 2013

Such Beauty in This Hard Honesty

“Dogs lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you're going to lose a dog, and there's going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can't support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There's such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price." 
~ Dean Koontz, Novelist/Physician

Perhaps our pets are reminders of how fragile all of our loves are: love of spouse, love of lover, love of children, love of work, love of country, love of life. Nothing is permanent. How that awareness ought to move us to such a deeper loyalty and love for all the people and ideals and experiences we cherish. 

(c) 2013 Timothy Moody

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