Hey guys, it’s me again, Danny the dog.
I’ve just been reading a little Billy Shakespeare and listening to Kris Kristofferson. Genius will tell out. What got to me this day was how they both spoke to having nothing. Billy said, “Having nothing, nothing can he lose.” and Kris wrote, “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose. Nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ but it’s free.”
In dog years I’m an old man, or an old dog if you will; and with age comes experience and with experience comes wisdom. And with wisdom comes the realization that we need nothing to be, nothing to exist. We accumulate so much crap and it never makes us happy. Here in America we have storage facilities on every friggin’ corner We have so much crap we have to pay someone to hold it for us.
Over one hundred years ago Henry David Thoreau told his neighbors that they saved things and put them in their attics and there the stuff stayed until they died. Then their heirs sold the stuff and people bought it and put it in their attics until they died. Ecetra … ecetra … ecetra.
Wait a minute … it’s hard to write and listen to Kris … “Feelin good was easy Lord when Bobby sang the blues. Buddy that was good enough for me … good enough for me and Bobby McGee …” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-J7mLyD3yc
Wow … that song does something to me … okay where was I?
I reckon what I want to say today is that all we need, dogs, humans and anyone else, is love. There is only love. There is fear of course, the fear of not having enough, the fear of not being loved enough. But love will always triumph fear. So my non-dog friends, love. I’m a dog and I love my human unconditionally. Love those around you, never trade your love, never ask for something in return because then it is not love.
“I’d trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday …”