Monday, August 13, 2012


Here are someones thoughts on love (by Taylor Mali from "What Learning Leaves") - and I LOVE those thoughts on love, a very special love. I do not know if I might post this here, so if I offended I should apologize and take this down immediately - but in the meantime please enjoy, it is so LOVEly!
First of all, it’s a big responsibility,
especially in a city like New York.
So think long and hard before deciding on love.
On the other hand, love gives you a sense of security:
when you’re walking down the street late at night
and you have a leash on love
ain’t no one going to mess with you.
Because crooks and muggers think love is unpredictable.
Who knows what love could do in its own defense?

On cold winter nights, love is warm.
It lies between you and lives and breathes
and makes funny noises.
Love wakes you up all hours of the night with its needs.
It needs to be fed so it will grow and stay healthy.
Love doesn’t like being left alone for long.
But come home and love is always happy to see you.
It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life,
but you can never be mad at love for long.
Is love good all the time? No! No!
Love can be bad. Bad, love, bad! Very bad love.
Love makes messes.
Love leaves you little surprises here and there.
Love needs lots of cleaning up after.
Sometimes you just want to get love fixed.
Sometimes you want to roll up a piece of newspaper
and swat love on the nose,
not so much to cause pain,
just to let love know Don’t you ever do that again!
Sometimes love just wants to go out for a nice long walk.
Because love loves exercise. It will run you around the block
and leave you panting, breathless. Pull you in different directions
at once, or wind itself around and around you
until you’re all wound up and you cannot move.
But love makes you meet people wherever you go.
People who have nothing in common but love
stop and talk to each other on the street.
Throw things away and love will bring them back,
again, and again, and again.
But most of all, love needs love, lots of it.
And in return, love loves you and never stops.

 How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog
Taylor Mali


Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Gosh, Yael, that was so sooooo lovely!

Repositório said...

So cute and lovely!

Terri said...

Why would you take that down? That was love ly.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It is so true!! and good to remember. 41 years of love has shown me its many facets and I am forever finding more.

Great post.

art spirit said...

Sweet and lovely, Yael! It almost works for cats, too!
Loved it. Finally got a chance to visit and say "Hello!"

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮Uma linda terça-feira!
♥Beijinhos do Brasil

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, love the dog, it cares so much. Brilliant photos Yael.

stardust said...

What a beautiful dog! Yael, you reminded me of Lynne who passed away years ago. I loved to be welcomed back by her dashing to me when I came home and to be gently nuzzled when I’m sad. Sometimes her love never gave me a break, that is also a sweet memory. In fact, there would be no more loyal friend than a dog.


Tanja said...

Shalom, my brother and Daphi always have been best friends. I remember once Daphi jumping into the sea full of care because she thought that Yaron got trouble in the water....
Such a good dog (and such a nice brother)