“And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet…” ~ Robert Burns, Auld Lang Syne ~
Some years are just better than other years. I think we can all agree on that. Some years are a mixed bag, and then some years are what I call a mountain top year – those years where everything is golden.
The last few years Tall & Handsome and I have almost decided to call ourselves Mr. and Mrs. Job. As in the tornado has hit, the livestock are dead and we’re waiting on the boils and what’s next – literally.
You know you’re having plum years when your Miniature Schnauzer develops prostrate problems one Christmas and the next Christmas he develops life threatening bladder stones. In the interim you’ve rescued a female mini Schnauzer who turns out to be Rain Main in a dog suit.
And, that’s just the canine “issues”…
We won’t talk about health, jobs, crazy people, insurance, thieves, hardness in people, the economy…
The world at large lost some irreplaceable people. Many of us lost good people this year. People we loved very much, people who left gaping holes in our lives. I lost my aunt in June 2012 and I still haven’t recovered. If anything, this holiday season was worse than last year. She was that important to me.
Back in the spring Tall & Handsome and I drove up to Blount County, Alabama to visit the Horton Mill Covered Bridge. He’d not had the opportunity for a visit. It was a lovely spring day and I took advantage to grab some shots while there.
I was going through those photos and today’s photo of the day caught my attention.
A bridge. For those who have passed on from us to better things. To time we can’t get back – and may not want back.
A bridge. To better days. To the future. To the ones we love.
A bridge. To a cup o’ kindness, my friend…
Happy New Year and a golden 2014!
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