I thought having two mastiffs in our home was a lot, but this is like a crazy nightmare depicting what would happen if there were 34 of Makai when he’s all riled up and panting and grunting.
Except Tibetan mastiffs don’t come when called, so if that forest doesn’t have a fence, Jim and I would be straight up screwed (and missing at least 33 mastiffs).
(Also related: See a great informational video on our dogs. Validates a lot of what we’ve noted over the past 2 years in terms of stubbornness, barktastic guardian behavior, shedding fiascos, and fiercely loyal loving natures.)
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Jim recorded a Mumford & Sons performing live on some show on Palladia and we have it on in the background as I’m working on some writing on a Thursday night.
I don’t know if there has ever been a group of performers who so completely grab me when I hear their music… I feel like the beat of their songs echoes like a celebrating hammer, deep in my chest. This song crescendos into something… just really joyful.
Also, if you haven’t heard The Civil Wars, you’re crazy, because they’re amazing too.