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.”

2 Responses to “GOODBYE TO TOLSTOY”
  1. says:

    Quite touching.


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