allen-vc asked: I really need to talk to you more often lol
not sure if Tumblr notifies you when someone publicly answers an ask..but hey, remember this Allen?!
Anonymous asked: you are beautiful and your writing takes my breath away.
wow! i actually cheerfully just said, “wow!!!” out loud. thank you for making my night
my supervisor, Inese, says i am amazingly calm around the dogs: the disabled, the hyperactive, the nervous, the old-and-untrained-and-maybe-unloved. while to me, her name is just a name that rhymes with Venus, to them, it is so much more. it is a mother bear’s care, it is soul in the dark, it is reconstruction of the 4th musketeer.
perhaps a puppy is no different from a small child — moving without cognizing its doings, without knowing where they’re headed (kind of poetic, huh?), throwing up even when they’re not sick, embracing enough character to fill an old school desk with signatures. signatures and drawings indicating a student was ‘here’. like when one can suddenly feel ‘here’ when they are sitting in the front row of class.
and like a child and a puppy positioned perfectly in their formative years, i am learning and unlearning. learning and unlearning.
i am learning that the boxer breed grows a lot faster than i would like.
i am unlearning the attachment from my phone.
and the Internet.
and earphones (because as much as i joke about it, i am genuinely terrified of losing my hearing at 40 — you should be too!).
i am learning the importance of losing with a shrug and a smile.
i am unlearning the death of affairs.
i am learning the place where torn leggings and strict-length business skirts are right at home.
i am unlearning rejection of loving someone forever.
and i think i have just learned the beauty in being.
shirrrley asked: Not a question, just a comment. You're a wonderful writer.
you’re a wonderful person! thanks for the sweet message