Friday, August 11, 2006

Enforced Secret Joy #10 – Because I Have To

Trust me people, it’s hard to think of things that I think are joyful right now, but that’s why it’s an ENFORCED Secret Joy post, right?

But here ya go, two separate things that have helped:

Behold, Ginger Puppy, and Basil The Dog. I returned a DVD that I had borrowed from their owners, and then I just HAD to flop down on the floor and roll around with them. Puppy licks on the forehead rock. You can’t tell from the picture, but Basil The Dog’s tail is wagging, he’s not really that mopey looking. Can you believe that these dogs can actually see, and they don’t bump into walls or anything? It’s craziness.

And Pandora spit out a South song over the weekend. I didn’t even know they had a new album out, but they do. My contrary music tastes dictate that I lean towards the less popular songs, but you can listen to it on their music player (it’s number 7) here.

The chorus is especially apt.

Give in to love it’�s the one thing we have
Hold out your life, see the beauty within
I know the way that you won�’t make a fuss
Don’�t mean there’�s no pain

So they say
There must be more to life than this
No mistaking happiness (Never seems like enough)
There is more to life than this (Never seems like enough)
Through the days and nights we drift

Dear God, thank you for dogs. Thank you for music. Thank you for Basil The Dog and Ginger Puppy, for their unconditional love and puppy licks. Thank you for South the band. Thank you for Pandora waking me up in the middle of my sleep with this song floating out of my speakers. Thank you for guitars and drums, for this melody and the chorus. And please help me figure out what exactly there is to life, since, as the song says, there must be more than this. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Amen.

1 comment:

Yummyteece said...

Oh oh oh! Thank you for the wonderful Ginger and Basil pictures. I'm in a bit of a funk myself this week, and those pictures helped a ton!