Rob and I take turns making the bed and we have a small collection of Siberian husky stuffed animals. Lately, these dogs seem to have a mind of their own and we never know what we will find when we walk into the bedroom so throughout this post you will find random photos with captions that try to explain the inexplicable.
|The puppies are curious |
and gather to look out the window
I interrupt this post to offer an apology.
I know, just a few weeks ago I said I was going to be more consistent with the Wondrous Words and Weekly Quotes. But then last week blogger was not being cooperative and this week my body was not being cooperative. For one thing, I forgot this Wednesday was the SOPA blackout but I remembered in a nick of time. Yes, I suppose I could have posted the WW on Thursday but that sort of belies the title not to mention that I felt pretty lousy Thursday. And then again Friday. So I sincerely apologize and I swear I am not a flake. I just play one on the internet. I now return you to the regular planned blog post.
Speaking of returning (How’s that for a nice segue?), I have returned to school for the third and final class in my course. (Hmmmm . . . just noticed that I started the third class during the third week of this year. How strange is that?) This is a Continuing Education class so it’s not as intensive as a college course would be. But I don’t know how to study any other way and I tend to study a lot. Which is why I will probably be commenting as infrequently as I was in November but means that I won’t be studying for long. I’ll come back to the real world by the end of March, just in time for some new craziness in my life. But more about that another time.
As part of my morning ritual, I’ve been reading the Rig Veda, which is comprised of ten books. I finished the first book this week and I’ve been untouched by the text at this point. This is not to suggest that I’m not going to finish the text. At the beginning of the year, I determined how many pages per month I would need to read to finish the book within the six month time frame. I am reading at a comfortable-for-me pace and, having reached over 110 pages (because the first book of the text is longer), I can now set it aside and pick up another of the books from my Hinduism bookshelf without feeling like I am compromising my exploration.
|Puppies love belly rubs.|
Here they are hinting oh so subtly.
|Puppies like dens. Here they are |
"denning" in Rob's bedside table.
Another reason is that so much of the language is cloaked in a rhetoric that is martial-centric. I have to laugh at myself for this, of course, because I’ve read (more than once) the Bhagavad-Gita so this language should not come as a surprise to me. But it is off-putting.
None of this will stop me from continuing. From what I understand, the Rig Veda is a collection of many traditional hymns and they are organized thematically so it stands to reason that if I don’t fully appreciate the first book that doesn’t mean that I won’t find something inspiring in another book in the collection. I shall read on and let you know what comes up.
|Mommy puppy realized baby couldn't|
really see out the window before.
|It was a dark and thunder stormy day.|
The puppies hid under the bed.
PS: Snowdoll was fine and dandy before the day was out. A little rice and a lot of tender-loving care and she had no more tummy troubles. She is, however, a bit jealous about the fact that all these other puppies get to climb up on the bed but I think as long as we rub her belly as often as we can, she'll be okay.