Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Eighth Month Dream

Early this morning, I had a very clear dream about Sparkey. He and I were walking on a beautiful wooded path in the autumn, a time of year when his golden coat would match the forest. He was running excitedly back and forth on the path as was his wont when he was in his full adult healthy glory. The path wound along between old brick buildings which had been somewhat subsumed by the forest, although several of the buildings had outdoor patios which people seemed to use to enjoy the splendor of the woods.

A man came up behind us and Sparkey seemed to recognize him, running quickly up to greet him. The man said he remembered Sparkey clearly, and told a brief story how Sparks had once come running up to him in the forest and had given him a kiss. The man described how he had been healed by that kiss and the love which it communicated.

I assume that the man represented a part of me which was healed by Sparkey, and I can clearly see how Sparkey's love will continue to heal me long after his body has returned to the soil. Sitting by his grave yesterday, I told Mary that I could understand now that Sparkey's body was in the earth, but he wasn't really there at all. Mary said, "Yes, that's just his bag of bones, and he shook his bag his bones." Shook indeed. He shook himself free, and it's up to us to be sensitive enough to feel his love from that noncorporeal place.

1 comment:

Mary said...

i feel sparkey's love ever so gently. his sweet spirit paid me a visit today too, this time while i was sitting in a yard outside my dentist's office. i even talked aloud to him...and i think he heard me.

sparkey and tina often came with me for the ride (and walks between) during a spell when i needed lots of dental work. as i sat basking in the sun this afternoon, i felt sparkey running up to me with his happy, joyous face, prancing with glee to be outside. that dog lived to be outside and to love.

i contemplated the intensity of the love we still have for that sweet boy, and now marvel at how profound a love connection we feel in our heart of hearts for that fine canine.

thanks, spark, for all the joy you brought us, for getting us out of the house, for all your patience, tolerance, dances, kisses, squeeks,
laughs, preciousness and a loyalty that is truly beyond words.

we sure miss you, bub, "da bub-bie" but we are grateful for 14 years of best friends with you. may you be free and happy.

love your human earth mother,