Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Reinvention project-day 21
For the better part of an hour, Argyle, our Bichon Frise dismantled a stuffed blue monkey while I tried to work on some assignments.
Without fanfare, without whining or seeking praise for his accomplishment--he opened the back seam and methodically pulled white clumps of stuffing from the monkey's belly and head. By the time he was finished, a large mound of stuffing covered the carpeted floor, the monkey was deflated..and Argyle lay content at my side.
A way to handle frustration, perhaps? Or just having some much needed comic relief?
I think I could learn a lot from my dog as far as how to unwind.
Now, I doubt that I will be ripping the stuffing out of a blue monkey anytime soon, but perhaps I could call my sister back and laugh with her on the phone a little more, run around the yard with the dog, or read the comics in the newspaper.
I understand my job is often serious, and I take my Catholic faith very seriously, but I sincerely doubt that God wanted me to be this serious. For my next task, I'll try to have a bit more fun---but don't drive by looking for me carrying a stuffed toy in my teeth.....
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