Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Harley's Moon

For as long as I have been walking Harley, full moons have taken on special meaning and significance. I already have a fascination and love for them and when I started walking with Harley, there was something about the nights, like tonight, with full moons that just made me forget about everything that's going on in life. For those 45 minutes I was completely oblivious of my problems, problems with friends and everything else happening around me. Under the full moon, it's just me and Harley sharing each other's company and taking in the cold and uplifting breeze that comes from the cemetery

The moon gives off such a radiant glow late at night that it over powers the street lamps. I see it shine through leafless tree branches as if i was in some horror movie about to be attacked by a werewolf. With Harley, I feel completely safe and protected because I know she has my back and I got hers. Nothing in the world can separate me from that dumb, cow of a dog. Lately I've been noticing how more and more white hair is showing up on her chin. Like me and my white hairs, time is catching up with us. I'll be 25 this year and that's a thought that scares the crap outta me. Time is passing by too fast and before I know it, I'll be wondering what the hell did I do with it ? What did I accomplish, but most of all, what did I do t help improve the lives of those around me. 

I've been thinking too much about too many things and I'm getting in one of those self-analyzing moods where I'm just being an ass hole for better or worse. Usually i just keep to myself because I don't have the patience to deal with peoples idiocy like I normally would and entertain their insipid and pointless ideas and conversations. Times like this I just feel like sitting on the steps of my house, Harley coming around behind me nudging me to put my arm around her as she lies down with me. We both take a deep breath and let out a simultaneous sigh. We look at each other and then we turn and look up at the full moon and think how beautiful it is. It's a Harley Full Moon.       

~ con safos ~