I love nostalgia! I create moments, just for me, when nostalgia drives my thought process.
Like most (if not all) of you, my past includes good choices and bad choices. Even choosing to not make a choice… is a choice. Perhaps the status quo at that time was more attractive than the perceived options? Regardless of that history, all those choices made us who we are today so nostalgia (to me) is an opportunity to revisit some choices of “my yesterday”, and see how they are impacting “my today”.
In November, four years ago, two dogs of apparent German Shepherd mix were seen on a farm not too far from where I live. I can imagine that it probably aroused nothing more than a mild curiosity as dogs do get loose occasionally, but will either eventually find their own way home, or be picked up; identified from their tags, and a quick phone call reunites them with their owners.
In November, four years ago, I had decided that perhaps I would like to have a dog in my life. Never having had one before, I went to the Humane Society in order to talk about the possibilities, and resulting responsibilities and obligations.
In November, four years ago, two dogs of apparent German Shepherd mix were seen a number of times wandering around the same farm. The farm owners now became a little concerned, and decided to phone our local Humane Society. A van was dispatched and both dogs were captured and taken into care.
In November, four years ago, I started my education on what is involved in looking after a dog.
In November, four years ago, one of those two stray dogs started a program of socialization and general adjustment, to a world of expected behavior and reward.
It was four months before Ray was considered a suitable candidate for adoption.
It was four months before the decision to adopt Ray was made.
Two beings traveling in the same direction, and at the same speed, but on parallel roads. I guess the eventual meeting was inevitable! 🙂