Message from Gail Sharp, TallGrass Owner
January 2020... "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" is one of my favorite lines from Mary Oliver's poem, "The Summer Day."
It makes me wonder as the new year – wow! the new decade – approaches. Am I living in a way that demonstrates my love and appreciation for my life, for every day? Probably not. Sometimes I think time should hurry up. I want tomorrow's event, next month's vacation, next spring's flowers.
This concept is front and center for me, especially now. My dear 12-year-old dog, Pepper, (pictured here) was just diagnosed with a grapefruit-sized malignant tumor on her liver. Surgery to give her a bit more time was offered, but I chose not. She is happy, not in pain, and we are enjoying every moment together. Hiking alongside me and my goats, accompanying me when I ride my horse, playing with her sidekick Nutmeg, or snuggling with me for a goodnight kiss, our time is wild and
I hope you will keep this quote in mind (and definitely read the poem) as you go through this upcoming day, month, year. Are you drinking in your one wild and precious life? All of it? Good and bad? Time is so short.
And now, just to get your mind off our upcoming presidential election (I guarantee you'll hear enough about it, anyway) Evergreen is turning politics into pawlitics. We're electing a DOG MAYOR. You can nominate your dog or vote for another at www.EvergreenMayor.com. It's a benefit for Evergreen Animal Protective League and it's super cool!
Happy New Year to everyone!
Gail Sharp is the owner of TallGrass Spa and Salon. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .