[The word balance] seems to speak as much to being stuck and immovable, as much as to harmony. There is also the sense of unbalancing that must take place in order to push a person into a new and larger set of circumstances.
— English poet and philosopher David Whyte
It’s been a hell of a year. I haven’t been able to look at any stories of shelter pets being hurt or killed this week so I have nothing to write for the blog. But I didn’t want to just go dark so I looked in my drafts folder to see if anything was swirling around and I found this. I saved it one year ago. I believe my intention at the time was to examine the quote in terms of its relevance to shelter reform. Today, when I find myself lacking, I am glad to come across this quote and to observe its relevance in a different way. I thought some of you might enjoy it too.
I realize this is not the type of post most of you come here to read. In consideration of that, I won’t prattle on. Suffice to say, I am lost and afraid and deeply saddened. But I am not alone. We are not alone. The only thing I feel certain of right now, is the importance of remaining connected to one another. This I know. Stay together, no matter what.