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Two important figures in my life are shown here on a very special day. My trusted friend Rob spent the day with us to help with the challenge of sending my 12 year old Lab/Wolfhound mix Melvin to his resting place.
Rob played a big role in Melvin's life, walking with us and his dog Jewel. He cared for Melvin sometimes when I traveled, and he was in the room when Melvin braved his fate. He also supplied the box that now carries Melvin back to dirt and the Earth.
Sometimes, a heart just slows pumping of blood and this creates complications in the body. Muscles begin to break down, digestion becomes difficult, normal daily activity becomes impossible. Melvin was faced with this reality after a wonderful life of teaching and inspiring others. He was strong but gentle, kind yet fierce, his heart was light and loving right up to the last moment.
The turning point, the place where I am left alone to move on and find another place to share my abundance of love. That place is here, and life goes on, love must survive.
Also by Christopher Boswell
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