Archive for July 15th, 2010


Loving the hammock with a dog

July 15, 2010


Ralphie loves to swing in my hammock. A ritual we share late afternoons when a breeze has met with us to cool our hot summer brows.  The challenge is getting on and off the hammock together, and then wiggling our bodies to the center where balance remains steady. Once we’ve accomplished an even poise, an unbelievable calm, deep within, overcomes me. It may not last long though. Oftentimes, Ralphie wants to get down for a short expedition, and then back up again. Sharing a hammock with a pet is a lot like stolen parenting moments. You pray for five minutes of peace and quite. When it arrives, you embrace it with all your might and hope to heaven that there will be more of the same. Soon.

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