Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dog day afternoon

My friend Cinnamon, who took me for a walk Sunday afternoon.
Her real human, Sr. Diane, lives at the bottom of the Hill.
Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside
on a glorious afternoon
is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring
-- it was peace.

Milan Kundera


Tulle said...

Beautiful pictures... beautiful animal. I wouldn't like to live in a world without animals.


Br. Francis de Sales Wagner said...

Thanks, Tulle. I just began clicking, and a couple came out really nice. Most were just a blur of fur! I don't think I've ever enountered a happier dog than Cinnamon.

Like anyone or anything in God's creation, animals have a lot to teach us. The dog I had before coming to the monastery certainly taught me much.

Blessings on your upcoming retreat.

Br. Francis

Tulle said...

A blur of fur... nice :)

Thanks for the blessings, I surely need them since it has proven difficult to get time off from work, so now I don't know if I can go at all. I live in the hope.

I have learned from animals always... they are wonderful teachers about what is really important in life. I would love to have a dog, but due to long hours at work that is not possible. I have beautiful and very lovely cats who give so much love, fun and laughter. Wonderful comfort on a down-day.

I do remember having read about your own dog, and how hard it was for you to give it up. I am sure it sits up there, keeping an eye on you.

FRED meaning PAX to you

Br. Francis de Sales Wagner said...

Br. Francis