But, I wondered, why it was so compelling for me to hear these stories where the two losses are placed side-by-side in someone’s life and dealt with together? Maybe it’s because it speaks to the very deep connection we have with our pets. Maybe, in particular, it’s the daily connection with have with them and how they fit into our daily routine . . . . . .
Knowing we don’t “already know” is wise because it acknowledges that what we “already know” has an expiration date. Everything is constantly changing, including people. To succeed in life, we must commit to a difficult task and then perform a balancing act. First we must spur our minds to be active when they would rather not be. Then we must balance the awareness of constant change with the need for the day-to-day facts we use to make the predictions and plans our lives and businesses require. ..
I recently had the opportunity to reconnect with my old friend Steve. Growing up, we were neighbors and best pals. Steve and I started hanging out as babies and continued to do so until we were about 13 years old. We’ve stayed in touch over our many years. We have fun catching up and reminiscing about the old neighborhood, the status of old friends, our families, and our lives in general. …….