Please, please read and share this very important post from one of my blogging friends.
I am angry.
Let me preface this with the understanding that this is a personal blog. When I speak here, I speak as an individual, not as a representative of the organization I volunteer with and love. With that out of the way…
There is a tremendous sense of fulfillment that comes with rescue. Blessings surround us daily. I heard a saying recently – “hard is hard”. There are certainly many hard things in rescue. Some of these are just strenuous physical challenges – some are difficult emotional challenges. I try to accept what comes our way with as much grace as possible: good people who surrender their dog through no fault of their own; others who surrender their dog for a myriad of reasons that, to me, are unfathomable (he got big; he got sick; my boyfriend doesn’t like him). I try to keep my judgement in check and…
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A beautiful gift from two very dear friends.
While I was in New York City recently with my family, I missed a fantastic opportunity to take a portrait of someone very interesting we were talking to on the subway (Dameion “RhythmChild” Williams), and was kicking myself over it for just about the rest of the day. At the time, I thought, “Come on, I really need to do this for Richard Guest. I’ve got to do it!” But I blew it. I couldn’t crack out of myself. I’m sorry, Richard. I feel like I let you down. Next time, I’ll speak up for sure. Click on Dameion’s name above to check out his amazing website. He is a spectacular dancer.
Later that same day, I had another chance, although the challenge wasn’t as real. As you can see, it’s pretty obvious these two guys were looking for attention. But, I did ask permission to take their pictures, and they kindly obliged. Lucky for me, they were in silent mode, which gave me the chance to quickly turn my dials and snap the shot. I have no idea why they were wandering about in these costumes, but I suspect it was related to some publicity for a film.
I found the kitchen in the apartment we rented in NYC this past week to be so charming. Such cheerful colors and a delightful array of cookware and cutlery. The light coming in through the window also made for great photo opportunities. I couldn’t resist. 🙂
I don’t know if I can resist this one. Plus, I’m a pretty good climber (if you know what I mean). 😉