Being terrified but powerless can make you feel like you have nothing to lose. So why not tackle all the scary things?
I feel empty as we’re driving home without him. Both of my cats are elderly — I know what that means. But it still hurts in the moment, as you’re dealing with illness — and mortality, its spectral twin always waiting in the wings.
Accepting reality doesn’t mean it always feels good.
If there’s anything I’ve learned this past year it’s how to find variety in the sameness. This mostly comes in the form of savoring the teeniest, tiniest moments. Making sure I properly reflect upon them before they inevitably slip away.
Some people are more like dogs. They jump and tackle you. Bowl you over with affection. It can be exciting — but sometimes it gets to be a little much.
You, you’re different. You’re warm and intense. Incredibly affectionate. But it’s measured. Meted out. You take your time.
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