Sunday, April 8, 2012

Special Spirits

It's been a memorable Easter weekend.
I enjoyed filming and editing this video for Special Spirit's 2nd annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser, with help from my good friend Sara Tayyar (owner of Special Spirit horse Reggie). Special Spirit is an amazing program run and supported by amazing people.

Animals are so important in my my life, as they are with most other people I know (and surely everyone in the video above). While they are different from us in many ways, we share a significant commonality: they love just as we do. They show us all the time, often in ways we overlook. This is why a life shared with animals is therapeutic for everyone. From all human beings to other sentient creatures; while our experiences differ vastly, a capacity for giving exists throughout, and that love is the same across the board.
It’s pretty profound.
Yesterday my family lost our golden Summer whom we've had for 11 years, since she was a puppy. Now that she's gone I realize now, so acutely, how much she was always there for me. We will miss her quite a lot.


  1. Sissy.
    I'm so sorry for your loss. A lot of the times, people say (stupidly), "It was just a dog." But, no. They are family members. And, yes, they love just as we do. Quite possibly more purely than we do. They are more forgiving. They love unconditionally.

    We can learn from them, for sure.

    Your post is beautiful, as are you. I love you.

    Happy Easter, and, again, I'm so sorry for the loss of sweet Summer.