Sunday, June 30, 2013
And then a couple weeks ago I found on the fence what you see in the above photo.
There is so much cruelty in the world. Behind every unknown door, down avoided streets, across the hidden half of the world, you feel cruelty lurking, the common currency supporting so many of the thoughtless pleasures of our comfortable everyday lives. Cruelty, just beneath the surface, easily unseen.
I admit that is what I thought of, what I feared, when I saw the little dog alone in the yard. And so, when I saw gentle Chloe's memorial, and the kind inscriptions from neighbors, I felt shame. Even more, I felt a sadness. A sadness for Chloe's passing, and for slighting the possibility that the answer to a mystery could still be love.
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