Saturday, February 6, 2010
Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing
I have perceiv'd that to be with those I like is enough,
To stop in company with the rest at evening is enough,
To be surrounded by beautiful, curious, breathing, laughing flesh is enough,
To pass among them or touch any one, or rest my arm ever so lightly round his or her neck for a
moment, what is this then?
I do not ask any more delight, I swim in it as in a sea.
“I Sing the Body Electric”
Once again, Whitman and the dogs make serious business of finding delight in everything.
Jax, finishing a shake, cleaning his nose, and gathering like a spring to explode off, stage right, is no exception. This is the kind multitasking I should do more of.
Tango, who was visiting a friend when we last went for a walk, was in full force today. She looked quite lovely when she was in motion, galloping along with her stick, but I thought this particular frozen moment just caught how much fun you can have when you don’t care who’s watching.
But I like this shot even more because you can see in his fluffy puppyhood the shadows of the show dog he’ll one day become.