“I don’t smoke, I try to eat right, and I love doing yoga and going for hikes with my dog.”
~ Sarah Chalke
Dawg’s View: My personal assistant was endeavouring to find an appropriate quote about smoke to emphasise our current situation of light filtered through layers of haze from bushfires burning not too far distantly north of us. We are greatful, praying for those less fortunate and for the bravery of firefighters everywhere.
“Come out of the masses. Stand alone like a lion and live your life according to your own light.”
“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.”
― John F. Kennedy
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
~ Kahlil Gibran
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy ~ the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
~ Brené Brown
My soul honours your soul.
I honour the place in you where the entire universe resides.
I honour the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you,
because it is also within me.
In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.
UPDATE: In a well ordered world Frankie may have signed in to his first blog with this greeting, mayhaps he did, maybe I mistranscribed the typing. Today’s photo is Frankie in the living room where he’s curiously watching to see if the Turnbull will oust the rascally Wabbott. It’s the first day that his jaunty doggie confidence has re-emerged and he’s busily investigating his territory and wondering whether he’s been replaced in all those action adventures by younger, fitter canines.