The Barrier of Species: Bridging Worlds

I look deep into their eyes and feel their presence in ways I could never imagine. [This dog], Mozart,  was the real turning point in my realization that animals are living beings emotionally similar to us, able to think, and fear, and communicate –  and all that stuff came from Mozart.  – Pet resort owner

Smart Dogs and Definition Tyranny




The Curtain Between Worlds

I’ve been thinking about
how smart dogs are,
oh, and jumping spiders and
human cells and quartz
crystals and,
oh, everything.

It always come back
to this: this very smart
universe, right out there
in plain sight, so smart,
and almost nobody

I’m thinking about
how it all depends
on lying down
in the grass and
letting go.

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