A Pause to Appreciate Those We Love

It’s hard to turn on any media without seeing a discussion of last week’s horrific events in CT. I’ve deliberately kept my silence – partly from respect for those involved and partly from a need to process (and mourn) the situation in my own way.

I am deeply attached to the things I love, though I might not always show it as openly as I should.

Cyg and Ceti couldn’t care less about appearances. If they’re within touching distance, they do, from holding tails at dinnertime:

to swimming together:


to the occasional moments when I think Cyg might rather not give a pony-back ride but does it anyway because he loves her:

The lesson here is clear, and simple.

If you love something (or someone), let it know. Life is short, and often beastly, but also filled with beautiful gifts that are all too easy to miss or overlook.

Take a little time this week – and every week – and let your appreciation show. If someone asks – just tell them you learned it from a seahorse.

3 thoughts on “A Pause to Appreciate Those We Love

  • December 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm
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    Aw, looks glittery in that last photo! Yes, I am easily distracted by shinies ūüėČ

    • December 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm
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      Thanks Tez! And yes, he is glittery in the right light. He’s black with little silver speckles all over. One of the things I love most about him – I’m distracted by shinies too!

  • January 2, 2013 at 11:37 pm
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    Hi Susan,
    Cyg and Ceti definitely give light to love. If everyone just smiled, they would reflect that love back.
    Well, I would hope so, at least.
    Happy New Year!!!

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