I love the above quote from Thoreau! In his book Walden, he explained “I went to the woods…to learn what it had to teach…”
This picture I took of Blue and his little kitty friend (who has many, many names) exemplifies Thoreau’s quote.
Blue is an 11-year old Golden Retriever who has recently gone blind but yet he still “sees” very well. He has learned to overcome the hardship of losing his sight. He compensates and makes adjustments. He slows down and uses his other senses.
In this picture, both the kitty and Blue are LOOKING at the same thing, but yet, they SEE different things.
As humans, we can and should learn about our lives by spending time lying in the grass (going to the woods) with the domestic animals in our lives. Why is it hard for us to overcome hardships, to slow down and make adjustments. Why do we often struggle against our instincts?
I don’t know what Blue and Kitty looked at or what they saw. I looked at two animals of different species (often considered as predator and prey) sharing a moment in nature together. What I saw… well that’s my secret.
Be Kind. Be Thankful. Be Significant.