“Live the life you love.” As seen in Estes Park, Colorado, many moons ago.
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I haven’t bought too many statues in my life, but I did buy some of these howling dog/coyote/wolf statues while I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They remind me of Zeus and some other Siberian Huskies I have known.
The last two nights — January 6 and 7, 2020 — the moon shine has woken me up during the middle of the night.
Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush
Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance ...
This is a photo from the drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico north to Colorado, taking the back roads (Route 285) rather than the expressway. I took this photo in March, 2015.
I had to go to a physical therapy appointment early this morning in Louisville, Colorado, and one benefit of getting up early were some beautiful views of the overnight snow, clouds on one side of the sky, and sunshine on the other.
It looks like this statue in Santa Fe is saying, “Woo-hoo, it’s a new year.”
Here’s a very touching story on colorado.edu titled, Xenna the service dog helps Navy vet do laboratory research.
“She didn’t want to die in the hospital,” Arlene said. “I promised her, ‘You’re not going to die in the hospital. You’re not going to die in here.’”
~ from this story on uchealth.org
Brief conversation with a Starbucks barista in whatever town I was just in:
“A grande coffee, please.”
“Room for cream?”
“Yes, an inch please.”
“I won’t be offended if it’s more than that. I won’t drink it all.”
“Okay. Anything else?”
“I haven’t had caffeine in several months, so that should be more than enough.”
“Did you know that some people get sleepy when they have caffeine? I thought that was interesting.”
She leans in and whispers, “Don’t tell anyone, but honestly, I only like to drink coffee on the weekends, and then have deep conversations with friends.”
I lean in and quietly reply, “I like your style.”
~ December 18, 2018
Started the drive back to Colorado at 5:50am EST Tuesday in Kentucky. Waited out the morning’s nasty snowstorm with some old-timers and truckers at a McD’s in Georgetown, Indiana.
Got tired of waiting, so when the snow let up a little I got back in the car. Maneuvered through snow-and-ice induced wrecks between Corydon and Evansville. Wanted to kiss the ground when it finally got dry after 11am. Drove through the sunset in Kansas, then followed the truckers, the Moon, and stars across the rest of Kansas and Colorado, arrived home at 12:20am MST Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing if the mountains are white whenever I wake up.