Our Lucy loves to hang out around the yard, especially with my husband. When he is working on simple chores, he allows her to stay out there with him. While she definitely sniffs around, she never strays far and has never left the yard. More than any dog we've ever had, Lucy loves to watch people do things. She keenly watches when we open a box or assemble something.
She's on alert for some reason. Perhaps a smell? Notice the tail
She looks up at my husband to follow every move he is making.
I think I could do that if only I had hands with thumbs
She is very patient as she waits for him to complete the task
Often she is rewarded with a trip down to our creek where the smells are so wonderful
After a busy week, most of us will slow down a bit today. Because today is one of the holiest days of the year for Christians and for Jews. For Christians, today is Good Friday marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. And for Jews, Passover begins at sundown, marking the last plague that allowed for their escape from the bonds of slavery in Egypt and the beginning of their journey to the Promised Land.
[Interestingly enough, in our small town, the Jews (who do not have a temple here), hold their worship services at the Catholic Church. The Torah is kept in the priest's office. Somehow it did not seem appropriate to have it in the sanctuary with the large crucifix overhead.]
Passover and Easter make this is a time of renewal for Jews and Christians. And for non-believers, the emerging spring also puts a breath of renewal in their hearts.
Today's quote is from novelist and activist Isabel Allende:
"We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome."
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!
WHETHER YOU ARE RELIGIOUS OR SIMPLY LOVE
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