April 27, 2011

think nothing of tumbling

I just spent 1/2 hour out in the dark, some of it on my knees in the mud and wet grass, trying to lure a certain little shithead JRT named Rego out of a groundhog hole under the porch.

He dove headfirst into the dark burrow, thrilled at the prospect that maybe, just maybe, he'd actually find a groundhog. He didn't, but that didn't stop him from enjoying every minute of possibility.

I'm not so brave, nor itching for adventure. Nonetheless, I feel myself slipping down the rabbit hole, with none of Alice's curiosity, nor Rego's joyous bravado. I'd just as soon proceed with caution. But alas, that is not to be...

I might as well stop fighting it, and let go.

 All works by Andy Goldsworthy

 `Well!' thought Alice to herself, `after such a fall as this, 
shall think nothing of tumbling down stairs! 
How brave they'll all think me at home! 
Why, I wouldn't say anything about it, 
even if I fell off the top of the house!' 
~ Lewis Carroll


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boops said...

gotta love those JRTs....just following their instincts!

life, in small chunks said...

Glad you got Rego to come out, but the rest is curiouser and curiouser...


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