I am soo incredibly frustrated with our dog Max. I realize in his little doggie mind he is not thinking, “what can I do to piss her off?” I feel like he is really extra rambunctious today and it did not help that he has been barking most of the day because of the lady getting her tree trimmed and mulched next door. He has just decided due to my angry tone it must be time to relax and take a nap on my legs. What a little turd. I am looking forward to a great evening at work and better sleep tonight without doggie wake up drills. I miss the beach and just being at peace in nature. “Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. This quote helps me to describe the feeling that engulfs me as I am closer to and in nature. I feel that we also become part of the whole for just a short time and can then understand if briefly the vastness of the earth and all of natures miracles. This little pondering makes my frustration with the dog seem so trivial and insignificant. As it should. I HOPE that my day progresses like a flower opening in a meadow. Open to all the sunlight and good and indifferent to anything else around it.