interwoven spirits

I love this photograph. I look at it and feel instantly centered. A wise woman, a wise dog, two souls connected.

Jerome K. Jerome has this to say about our relationships with dogs: “He is very impudent, a dog is. He never makes it his business to enquire whether you are in the right or in the wrong, never bothers as to whether you are going up or down upon life’s ladder, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint.

You are his pal.

That is enough for him, and come luck or misfortune, good repute or bad, honor or shame, he is going to stick by you, to comfort you, guard you, give his life for you, if need be …”

Photo of interwoven spirits, Mary Ellen Mark and companion, 1990


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