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Returning to the Scene of The Joy

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A sad day today as the senior member of our feline clan has passed away. Following my proper last rites in the back yard, marking his passing with a large stone, DW & I went to our jewel of the county: back to Dorchester Park to soak up the peace and serenity of Mother Earth and celebrate the ongoing life-death cycle:

I jogged up around the park to keep building up for my 5K on Sunday. Going up the hill atop the ridge along the dam with the high school football game sprawling to my left and to the right the lake calmly lapping the shore with the occasional geese or boy fishing along the shore and ahead of me the rolling green hills of spring unfurled with such splendor. I was filled once again to overflowing with a similar joy to my ride this past Sunday. "We Live Here" by the Pat Metheny Group was playing on my Sansa Clip:

This only added to the sense of immediacy to my experience as the song conjures for me a feeling of connectedness to the world, to each other. We Live Here: all of us, we are in this together! Such vibrant urgency to the percussion and Metheny's guitar soaring over lends a sense of being a condor with wings outstretched.

Near the end of my jog my Sansa ran out of juice which was perfect timing as I could rest on the pier swaying slightly which you can sense in this mini-clip I took of my surroundings (I'm hoping this link works):

Stop. Shhh. Breathe. Deeply. Listen to the silence...


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2WHEELER 5/11/2013 5:18PM

    So sorry for your loss. Pets are dear members of our families. What a wonderful run--there is so much beauty in the world for us to enjoy, if only we'll slow down to truly see it.

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2BMYOWN 5/6/2013 7:31PM

    Awwwww, I'm so sorry. That is always so sad. emoticon

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CHANGE4FIT 5/2/2013 8:12PM

    So sorry to hear about your feline family member. Pets bring so much to our lives and ask for so very little in return. Beautiful post.
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HIPPICHICK1 5/2/2013 11:14AM

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of your pet.
You're a very descriptive writer and I was on that jog around the lake with you.

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/2/2013 1:46AM

    Beautiful... the simple things in life

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WATERMELLEN 5/1/2013 9:26PM

    It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. I'm glad you found a place of peace

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_VALEO_ 5/1/2013 12:16PM

    emoticon Sorry for the loss of your furry companion. What a touching tribute to your senior feline!

The song (that I didn't know) is totally riveting and immersive. I feel a sense of emergency and it ends so abruptly. There is a subtle hint of sadness. I am not going to overanalyze it. In two words: Beautifully sad.

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L*I*T*A* 5/1/2013 11:54AM

    sorry to hear od your loss.......
pets are so part of a family...

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JLITT62 5/1/2013 8:20AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Simba's loss is still fresh in my mind - obviously, as it was part of today's blog!

They give us equal amounts of joy & heartache.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 5/1/2013 6:51AM

    So hard losing kitties.

But even worse for the ones whose owners pass away, I imagine...

Hang in there Don.

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BEATLETOT 5/1/2013 3:31AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I admire you for honoring his memory in such a beautiful, active way.

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VALERIEMAHA 4/30/2013 11:32PM

    Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi. Beautiful in so many awys.

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PATRICIAAK 4/30/2013 10:46PM

    You have my condolences.
What a fabulous way to honor his passing.

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