Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gratitude: Interested in the Seasons

At their petals' base
Backyard crab apple blossoms—
5-point star of space!

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

—George Santayana

This evening I feel grateful for:

  • a 2 hour walk along Santa Rosa Creek.
  • the Kalyana Mitta group I participated in this evening,
  • trusting that the new work I find will be even more fulfilling and rewarding than the work I'm leaving.


Delwyn said...

What a lovely little Haiku - yours?

Oh you have had a leisurely Sunday...just sunk in...
Well today I can't help think at every turn of my dog and the emptiness her going has left, so I want to be thankful for the great company she was, but moreso her loss has reminded me of the transience of all life and particularly how hard the loss of a loved one is. So these days I am especially grateful for my beloved and our four kids....

Dan Gurney said...

The haiku was created by the tree. I just wrote it down.

On our walk along the Santa Rosa creek we met a couple about our age walking a pair of Tibetan Terriers (our dog, Champ, was a Tibetan Terrier) and I just filled up with an aching love. Right after Champ died dogs seemed like little bundles of suffering at the end of a leash. Suffering because typically dogs lives are long enough to sink roots very deep into our hearts, but short enough to pull those roots out, painfully.

Delwyn said...

Oh that's well put Dan. I am surprised by the sympathy I have received from others even complete strangers...and it made me think that pets really do become apart of the family.