with no sympathy
Music / Real life

with no sympathy

i have often viewed sympathy as something on the way to empathy… sort of a stepping stone from saying… “Hey… you’re hurt, man and that sucks” to saying “i feel your pain, bro”. Today, though? i’m realizing that there are times when i feel empathy for someone without being sympathetic. i can engage with people with … Continue reading

Music / Real life

Shadow Dancing

We all cast shadows and sometimes it is the shadows – rather than us – that people see. As i mark the anniversary of my collaring to Belum, i am reflecting on me… and Him… and the relationship that has grown over this past year of service. i’m a talker, so i could easily devote … Continue reading

Music / Real life

Owned

K and i are folks who rescue things… animals too. Nearly all of our pets have come to us from some worse place… damaged in some way, sometimes profoundly. Luna was such a dog.  She was cute and so sweet one moment, and then she had a vicious streak that only got worse as she … Continue reading