Swift Journey Bob

2015 April 25
by Tanya McGinnity

bobFor 14 years I had this beautiful guy by my side. My right side mainly. He slept on my right side. He sat on my right side.

He passed away on Monday after declining health due to old age. I am saddened to the core. My house is empty. His sounds are no longer present. Memories arise from seeing his socks, his leash, tufts of his fur. Choked by the sadness of missing him. Comforted in knowing he had a full and beautiful life. It’s a big roller coaster of emotion.

Seeing the nature of impermanence when you lose your best friend to old age and sickness. Touching in on the suffering that I feel. That we all feel. Exploring the nature of feeling sad, scared, lost, hurt, attached, overwhelmed, groundless.

This is the path. It’s not easy, but it’s the path.

2 Responses
  1. April 25, 2015

    The universe is full of impersonal, unfeeling objects… when the time is right remember that this experience sets you and Bob apart from trillions of compounded things… because you felt each other, knew each other, loved each other, ushered each other down each others path’s, pointed a little more of the way out for each other… it takes billions of years to get that recipe right.



  2. April 25, 2015

    Sending you much mettakaruna! I like to think that I’ve snuffled into all my furbeings so much that they are an integral part of me having epigenetically modified my DNA. May it be so for you and Bob!

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