King of the Hill
Beloved, loyal companions, they were always there for me, through every mundane task, through every crisis, big or small, through every misery.
Their gentle reassurance and their meditative snores, sadly now they’ve become faded memories heightened now by the sight of dried drool still seen clinging to all my doors.
I’ve tried to bond with my fellow man but that’s yet worked for me. I find my dogs have all been better companions and not at all bourgeoisie.
And now I’m on my last Mastiff who’s now pushing the age of nine. There are few things bad I can say about them except I hate that their lifespan has such a limited time.
But for each time my heart’s been broken and every tear I’ve spilt, I realize it’s all been worth it for the everlasting bonds that I have built.
Wives’ are wonderful companions and girlfriends come and go. But there’s a reason that dogs are man’s best friend because they don’t provide worthless chatter as if you’re on a talk show.
January 01, 2022
Axel wants to know
Pros and Cons
Hair Today Gone Tomorrow
Dogs are social animals and a loss of a pack member is a very big deal for them. They may seem depressed, lethargic, and not have much appetite. However, in their natural state, dogs quickly pass through the grieving period and return to balance. They grieve the death of a companion, just as humans do with other humans and even with the pets we come to love. Alex was an exceptional animal who I loved more than life itself. The problem is we humans are often not as adept at the grieving process, at least from a dog's point of view. And when animals live with us, we can unintentionally prolong their grief and reactions to it because they follow our lead emotionally and institutionally.
Losing Alex was so difficult for me that I swore I would never have another dog, but one thing leads to another, broken hearts mend, and even sad feelings fade. Since losing him, Axel has filled his shoes, but in truth, no dog can ever replace him, just as no dog will ever replace him when he is gone. Life is full of experiences and memories, but for now, my fondest ones will always be of my life with both Alex and Axel.
All things come to an end. Even death itself dies the death of things. Destiny is chameleon-colored; its very essence is transformational. In its hands we are like a game of chess, and the king may be lost for the sake of a pawn, or vice-verse. So shake off the world, and find repose. For earth turns to desert, and men and their dogs eventually to dust
D A N E
August 01, 2022
Cats vs. Dogs
Is it bad that I love my dog more than my cat?
A new way to deal with
The Suffering Artist
For reasons unknown to science, the aggregate of suffering on its most base level has, in many cases, resulted in the mind flipping on the switch to a remarkable distillery that produces a euphoric elixir resulting in pure unadulterated imagination that can be applied to artistic pursuits or creative solutions addressing virtually any problem regardless of notion or complexity.
Suffering, then, in the life of an artist, is merely the impetus for embarking upon the quest of the creative spirit and one's very soul. Suffering means that the status quo has become too painful, stifling, or debilitating for artists, so they must find their own way.
The fruits of this search are what inspire the rest of us, their audience. Does this mean that our artists are supposed to endure physical and spiritual poverty all of their lives? No! The purpose of suffering, again, is to prompt us to learn how to heal or otherwise alleviate it.
Artists who died in despair never learned how to redeem themselves with their art; in the end, they failed to be physicians for themselves in the way they were for so many of us. It's a crying shame because they still had much to offer us, denying us of that.
So, in answer to the eternal question, "Is it necessary to suffer to be an artist?" I would say: "Yes - but only at the onset." From there, the natural creative path for each of us lies in finding our answer, the means to fulfill ourselves without relying upon society's prescription for reality.
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