Sunday, March 22, 2009


This is the view we get of Angus as we're pulling into the garage.

He knows we're coming home, he knows he can't get to us from there, but he looks anyway. At a certain point, he runs inside the patio to wait for us to let him inside, but looking at us through the crack by the back gate is part of his routine.

I'm feeling annoyingly introspective tonight and wondering what I can learn from my crack-looker.

What cracks do I peer through even though looking there won't do me any good?

What's worth anticipating, and what's not?

Does looking where I cannot go make any kind of positive sense?

I ran up against something today. I knew I was going to run up against it. It's a barrier that's been there for a while. I don't see much likelihood that it'll go away. I just figure that someday I'll attend a funeral or two and after that I won't even get to look through the crack by the gate.

So, until then, is looking through the crack better than nothing?


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Love the picture.

Sometimes looking through the gate just hurts us. I guess it would all depend on what you are getting by looking though the gate.

mid-life rookie said...

But if you don't look, you won't know if its really what you think it is or someone bad trying to steal something or just the meter reader. (((Dogblogger))).

Word Verification: vicuse
Is that vicarious use of someone else's life?

Songbird said...

Depends what you see on the other side, I'm guessing. Also, you don't want to know what I got as word verification...

DogBlogger said...

Well, I certainly want to know now, Songbird!

ziondreamer said...

He has so much personality, huh?