Neil Patrick Harris,
Hedwig and The Angry Inch,
You inspire me.
Yesterday my house mate and I learned that one of her friends dogs had been hit by a car. I know this is a weird way to start a post about being happy, it gets even morbid. I knew the friend was in New York City and the dog was here with us in the Berkshires. I could see the expression on my house mates face, and I knew what was coming. The friend in New York City lives up here in a big house with an older woman. The woman was out at an appointment when the dog got hit by a car. The people that found the dog wrapped her up in a blanket and deposited her on the front porch. The friend, that was in the city, asked my housemate to go over to the house and move the body so that they old woman would not find the dog. I saw the look on her face and offered to go help.
We did it. It wasn’t fun. It was sad and when I got back to the office I picked my dog up and held her in my arms and that made me happy. The love we have for our companions is amazing. Coincidentally my dog has the same name as the friends dog who passed yesterday.
I’m thinking about turning these posts into gratitude posts instead of happy posts. I’m grateful for my dog. I’m grateful that I was able to be the friend that I needed to be in that moment.
When I go on a walk, discover a secret path with a friend and take it. Happy!
Ate at Sardi’s for lunch.
Saw a broadway matinee.
Stuff dreams are made of.
When you see a friend you haven’t seen in 15 year and they make you feel like you are on the right path, which you’ve doubted for awhile. Happy!
Change of scenery. Yesterday I was dropping my old car off to it’s new owner, we passed moose crossing signs. This morning I’m on a train bound for NYC to see a broadway show. Always keep moving! Happy.
Seeing a friend that you haven’t seen in years, even though you don’t have a lot of time, you meet for a hug and five minutes of conversation. Happy!
Sitting in the dark on a beach, wind breezing slow past you, with a friend you haven’t seen in a year but it feels like yesterday.
Putting on shorts for the first time since last summer that were tight and now they are loose.