Category: love

apricot standard poodle

River of Love

The gift of love is very personal, powerful, and transformative and our love has been all those things. My husband and I are in our 20th year of marriage, though, and we can lose the plot now and then when our strong wills take the lead. We always […]

pine labyrinth

Behind the Mask

We often see people’s behavior but have no idea why they act the way they do. During my recent travels, I was reading I Am the Word by Paul Selig. Although it’s a book about some advanced metaphysical tools, one small paragraph provided an insightful observation about a […]

butterfly, purple flower

When It’s Time to Say Good-bye

Our pets play and sleep with us. They comfort and love us, often for many years. We are often closer to them than to many of our human friends and family because they are always there, showing their love. (For example, see Tribble’s Job.) It doesn’t matter what […]

dog, beer paws

Aliana’s Love Story

It’s easy to talk about love, and it’s another thing to live it. Many times, love doesn’t look all that fun and smells strongly of responsibility, dependability, and a loss of freedom. I have four wonderful children, and my love for them often looks that way, and I […]

Being Cactus

Speaking truly from the heart can be frightening. What if the listener doesn’t understand? What if he/she doesn’t feel the depth or breadth of what we are trying to say? What if the listener is uninterested, and you feel like you’re casting pearls before swine? What if the […]

Columns, cheesman park, Denver

Love as a Verb

I recently read a post by Thoughts on Theatre (Fear of Love) about people having to work at love. She talks about how it takes practice, study, perhaps some element of fearlessness and skill. You have to be willing, unafraid of it. I won’t argue, but I don’t […]

Standard Red Poodle, dog

Farewell, Ember

All of our fur and feather family members have a story about how they joined our family. Some were Craig’s list rejects or rescue society guests before coming to our home. Ember was different. We all felt strangely compelled to visit a gentlemen’s farm a couple of miles […]

Silky Terrier, dog

Adoration and Meditation

I start my day feeling loved.  I’d like to say that this comes from some wonderful, spiritual experience or that my husband is passionately affectionate before he leaves for work (as if I’m up for that, so early). It’s much simpler. I’ll explain the fun part in a […]

Place of Refuge, offering

Love, Like a Rock

I want to thank someone dear to me for providing such a wonderful example of being a good mother. Her adult daughter was unhappy in her marriage and made some long-lasting choices while leaving that marriage. It ended with a divorce and a new baby by a new […]