I Know You

“I Know You”

A Short Story

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The room was bathed in stubbornness, neither party wanting to bend the knee or any other body part to the other.

I’d seen this so many times before that I could predict the outcome, and rather than referee the arguing, I simply curled up in a ball on the sofa and let out a heavy sigh.

My observations of life here are seldom asked for, sadly, for I am much wiser than most suspect. Why? Because I observe 24/7/365, unlike most others who seem to cast their glances inward, hoping to catch a glimpse of sanity when real sanity is experienced outside themselves by the love they give to others.

Hey…my job is to provide love each and every day of the year. I do so with an exquisite delivery. I care not what they are feeling when they come home. I care not what they look like, I don’t even care what they are feeling, for I have the antidote to whatever darkness they have encountered during their day.  I have an endless supply of love to give.

I can be relentless in what I give. I want to make it not just known, but understood deep in their bones, in their hearts, heads and souls, how much I love them. And more importantly, to know, without any doubt, that I expect nothing from them – I love them unconditionally.

I am quick to forgive their dallies, their shortcomings, their ignorance, their fixated gaze upon themselves, for I force them to acknowledge my love for them. A pat on my head, a scratch behind my ear, and more importantly than anything, if they allow me to lay my head upon their lap as they rest on the couch or bed, I know I’ve got them. As they stroke my ears, hearing my contented groans, I know my job this day is complete.  I’ve provided them with the unconditional love that I was created to give.

Since hardly a soul asks for my observations, maybe think of this…I am DOG – reverse the letters and you might get it.

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Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”― Milan Kundera

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Tonight’s musical offering:

“When I’m Sixty Four” (Beatles) –  Piano Cover with Improvisation

If inclined to watch to the end of this 6 minute video, you will see how my kind loves you…and how we know you. If only you might spread this love amongst yourselves

Sangah Noona – “When I’m Sixty Four” by The Beatles, arranged and performed by Sangah Noona | Piano Improvisation -The Beatles Piano Cover Series #47 | Bonus Vocal Cover

6 comments

  1. That is such a great dog speaking his mind. That is also why when I see commercials for the ASPCA or hear about animals being abused I cry. How can you hurt something that only loves you back no matter what?

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