January 17, 2011

When Chocolate is Bad

Today I took this fella to the vet. He has a chocolate-y smelling ear. (I know... )

We waited for the doctor to arrive and Perry was oh so sweet and calm, hugging tightly to my side as I stood by the table. When the doctor finally came in, I explained the mysterious chocolate-scented ear, making sure to point out his perfect-seeming health otherwise. We chatted constantly and openly during the exam. But, as the doctor looked deep inside this little fella's ear I could tell something was not right. It was at this point that the doctor stopped speaking, looked me square in the eye and said, "you can do better."

We can do better? My heart sank. Deep.

Suffice it to say, it's only a little infection and he'll be fine in a few days with some medicine, but gosh did those words ever strike deep. (Sorry little fella)

January 6, 2011

creating your life

I've had this quote in my view for quite sometime. It sits on a small seagrass board with various other tidbits that speak to me. I have a hard time grasping these specific words, though. Intellectually I get it. I agree. Spiritually, however...

I am probably contemplating this more because it is a new year. Because I want my goals to be clearer. Because I, like every other trained actor, was told just the opposite for years and years. But now, I know I've got to wrangle in all those passions.

So, I'm taking steps. Making notes. It's January 6th and I'm still considering what the Resolutions on my list will be. But that's okay right? Sometimes it takes more than a few days to write such lists. Sometimes it takes years of staring at the same words... for them to finally... sink... in.

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