Dogs are wonderful creatures. Although they are known to be man’s best friend, they have an nice way of communicating to their owners.
My dogs are named Tussy and Warrior. I lost their mom (Nita) to death at the beginning of this year.
With a dog in your life, there is always a lesson to be learned in your relationship with them. By the way, it’s also a therapeutic relationship.
Do enjoy this piece from Jen.
Seven years ago, when my first marriage of fifteen years unexpectedly went belly up, I was involuntarily launched on what Joseph Campbell calls the Hero’s Journey. There are other names for this kind of experience. The writer Elizabeth Lesser calls it the Phoenix Process. Dante called it “the dark woods.” Whatever you call it, it’s a time of upheaval, pain, and eventually, transformation. And to be sure, the year I spent ending my marriage and recovering – perhaps from the marriage as much as the divorce – was one of the most powerful and potent of my life. I still look back on it with a sense of respect and awe.
What I didn’t understand for a long time, though, was that the year of my divorce was only the beginning of a much longer voyage. Life had a great deal more in store for me than merely the end of…
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