i was exhausted today because it was an exhausting day. kendal from canine H2O and some friends came out and brought great gifts and the proceeds from the photo's with santa to help with our vet bills. it was such a wonderful thing for all of them to do for us. peter from aegis pet ambulance brought marie and our miracle ex-saint harry out for a visit. six months ago, harry was a paraplegic dog hanging out in our kitchen, at thirteen years old, who thought he would ever walk again. harry did, and now he can. i forgot what an absolutley fabulous face he has, it is one of the best in the world. then i helped unload and stack 50 bales of hay plus all the other regular heavy stuff that we do around here every day( like lifting a very pudgy sheep named baby jack up to his feet half a dozen times today to get him up and moving). and finally i made the HUGE mistake of going to chris and debs for dinner, great food, great company, (great dogs too!) and always something that twigs my brain and makes me start thinking. once i start thinking, i get wide awake and can't shut off my brain. and now i can't sleep. so what am i thinking about?
naked human bodies. not pornographic ones, but art. we were talking about beautiful naked human bodies, and i had to admit that i don't find the human body all that aesthetically pleasing. i think spritely is beautiful and phoebe is stunning but not humans. so then i tried to figure out if i would think any naked human body was all that great...michaelangelo's paintings, nope, hmmm...a naked brad pitt, nope again.....julia roberts (who i think is very pretty) nope once more. maybe it is because i am a nurse and i see so many different real life bodies, i think they are sacred but not anything to write home about. other animals have way better bodies, i think deer have one of the best and killer whales are are close second. but what i do like the very best about humans, second only to dogs...are our faces (dogs do have better faces because they are not afraid to let them be naturally expressive.) the very best face in all the world is another harry i used to know (not harry the dog, but harry the human) he was one of my patients, many, many, many years ago. harry was in his mid nineties. he was a soldier in both world war one and two and he was a life long farmer. so harry had this absolutely wonderful face that was seamed with every moment of his life. it was craggy and deep and expressive. it was weather beaten and scarred from war and his eyes used to light up with this blinding glow.
so after pondering half the night about pictures of naked bodies, i have finally figured it out...firstly i find faces more interesting than any body part on any species and i like actual living, breathing, warm to touch art forms best. pictures rarely do anything for me unless it is a great face that reaches out and becomes alive. thank god i got that settled, maybe now i can go to sleep. i gotta be careful not to think too hard after dinner at chris and debs or they won't feed me anymore. they are looking after me lately, they'll make me stay home and go to bed instead!