“Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock … the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool’s living waters.” – Robert Browning
Ever since she was a puppy, Lily takes hold of Molly’s collar three houses from home on our daily outings. She starts up and invites participation in frolic. Stare in her eyes long enough and send the signal, “let’s mix it up” and she’s starts dancing in circles, grinning ear to ear. Everyday, she lovingly pulls Molly and I out of serious into delight, into the moment.
The accumulation of the past or consternation about the future steals the present. We take life way too seriously. Turn off the television, turn up the music and dance. Laugh, skip, leap, take the plunge in the pool of abundance. Lighten up. The world is longing for it, and it does a world of good in return.