GOODBYE TO TOLSTOY

Recently my daughter Danielle’s Russian tortoise, Tolstoy died. Her boyfriend, Chris, also lost his beloved dog, Rabbit. Those of us who live with the comfort, joy, innocence and companionship of a pet know the depth of sadness in such a loss.

In memory of Tolstoy and Rabbit, here are a few words on the subject from the great Mary Oliver:

“To live in this world

you must be able

to do three things:

to love what is mortal

to hold it

against your bones knowing

your own life depends on it;

and, when the time comes to let it go,

to let it go.”

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2 Responses to “GOODBYE TO TOLSTOY”
  1. PassAire@aol.com says:

    Quite touching.

    Like

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