Photo By Me, Cheryl Larkin
I have been absent for quite a while now and am finally coming out of the dreary routine of simply exsisting and getting back to doing what I want and what I love.
I finally realized that I fell right into that trap of routine, going to work, coming home, sleeping, etc. You know what I am talking about. It is easy to get pulled into that trap and I was pulled in hard this time.
Photo by Me, Cheryl Larkin
Lately it has seemed the sky has been giving me some fantastic eye candy. I do not know why but I have fallen in love with the clouds and seem to be having quite the love affair with them.
There is something about the colors in the sky and the depth of the clouds that has simply mesmorized me. I find myself getting lost in their beauty. They all seem so vivid to me. The clouds at times seem so close that I an almost touch them.
Photo by my Dad, Bob Larkin of Bobcat in his backyard
Strange things happen, that is for sure. I wrote earlier this year about a morning walk I took where I had a bobcat cross my path. A Magical Morning. IT was quite the experience for me.
The other day a bobcat decided to bless my parents with his pressence in their backyard. They have lived in the same house for 45 years and never in all those years has this ever happened. My dad grabbed his cell phone and took a few pictures as the bobcat walked across the yard, got into the flower bed and then hopped the wall. Continue reading
Photo of my cat Lucy taken by me, Cheryl Larkin
Yesterday I had to put my cat Lucy down. She was suffering from a rare skin disease that affects tortoise shell cats. She purred into my ear as I hugged her and kissed her and prepared to put her in the cat carrier so she could be taken to be put down. It was a tough decison and I certainly cried a lot, but I know it was the right one.
Dealing with loss is always so tough but I know I am getting better at it. Somewhere along the way in these past few years I have learned to allow things to move through me and not hold onto them. My heart aches at the loss of my sweet Lucy, but I am also filled with gratitude for the years I had with her.
Photo By Cheryl Larkin
This morning I had a very magical walk. I went about a hour earlier than usual becuase my neice was not coming with me so I didn’t need to wait until after taking her son to school. I simply took my daughter and headed off to do my walk alone.
It was cold, at least for me, I could see my breath and my face and my ears were getting that stinging feeling. There was hardly anyone around, 2 other cars at the parking lot and then I was a mile and a half into my walk before I saw another person.