October 1, 2016

Scout and June

As June fell asleep last night she said, "Today was horrible."

I replied, "Yes, but we are done and don't have to live it ever again. Tomorrow will be a new day."

"But Scouty will still be gone."

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I looked through photos today, in order to make an album for June to have of Scout.  I was struck by the sheer number of times where Scout is on the margins of June's photos, playing along, snuggling on the couch, or keeping a watchful eye on her.  Always there.  But not anymore.  

Here are a few snapshots of their 6 years together.













1 comment:

  1. For June, the lyrics of a song called "Blue Boat Home" by Peter Mayer...

    Though below me, I feel no motion
    Standing on these mountains and plains
    Far away from the rolling ocean
    Still my dry land heart can say
    I've been sailing all my life now
    Never harbor or port have I known
    The wide universe is the ocean I travel
    And the earth is my blue boat home

    Sun, my sail, and moon my rudder
    As I ply the starry sea
    Leaning over the edge in wonder
    Casting questions into the deep
    Drifting here with my ship's companions
    All we kindred pilgrim souls
    Making our way by the lights of the heavens
    In our beautiful blue boat home

    I give thanks to the waves upholding me
    Hail the great winds urging me on
    Greet the infinite sea before me
    Sing the sky my sailor's song
    I was born upon the fathoms
    Never harbor or port have I known
    The wide universe is the ocean I travel
    And the earth is my blue boat home.

    Love from Aunt Mary

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