"Whenever I felt lost, you led the way. Whenever I felt like I had no purpose, all I needed to do was pick up your lead. If I felt like I was dropping off an edge into the darkness, you were something solid I could cling too or the wings I needed to fly. If I felt like the whole world was against me, I knew you would take on 100 men to protect me. When I felt like I had no fight left, you would make me shake with your bark. When the sadness of regret got too much, you reminded me that without my misteps in life we might have never met. Whenever I felt lonely you would rest your head next to me. Whenever the world felt like a cold and dark place, I could feel the warmth of your fire coloured mane. Whenever sleep evaded me, I knew that you would come and check in on me. When I couldn't find anything to soothe, just the sound of your breath comforted me. Whenever the future seemed dark, you were the flower of light in the dark field of the day. If I ever felt life was too hard, there was a story in your eyes from all the abuse that you had endured. Whenever the road seemed too dark, you wagged your tail like the first time you found me: we all get there someday. Whenever I was scared, your presence made all my fears go away. If I felt like a failure, you reminded me that success isn't all status and possessions - you didnt own anything. Whenever I felt misunderstood, I knew I had a friend who would never ever judge me - you loved me for me. Whenever I felt worthless, I would walk with you and suddenly I had everything that I need. Whenever I felt like I had noone who would listen, you looked at me as if silence was the best remedy. Whenever I lost my faith and fell to one knee, you stood like an angel watching over me.... But now your'e gone" #poetrycommunity#irishwolfoundsofinstagram#irishwolfhound#bigdogs#hope#faith#time#wheneverwherever#past#hope#smile#irish#irishwolfhoundpuppy#future
Teddy told me that in Greek, "nostalgia" literally means "the pain from an old wound." It's a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn't a spaceship, it's a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards... it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It's not called the wheel, it's called the carousel. It let's us travel the way a child travels - around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved - Don Draper #dondraper#quotesaboutlife#love#irishwolfoundsofinstagram#irishwolfhound#irish#faith#life#bigdogs#view#valley
"I want to see your face, feel your hands in mine, feel you against me. And I know that will never be. You left me... And I can’t get you back … I don’t know why I’m writing this. I don’t know what can come of it. I know I can’t get you back... I don’t know why this has happened to us. I feel like it’s me. Bad luck. Poison… And I’ve stopped doing this world any real good... So once more into the fray—into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day... Live and die on this day..." Ottoway, the Grey. Painting: Briton Rivierre. #irishwolfoundsofinstagram#poetry#faith#poetrycommunity#wolf
"My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." - Steve Jobs. And the times that you realise this, when truly hits you, is when you realise that you don't get another chance to say "I love you". When you don't get to say "Farewell". I never say "Goodbye". I always say "See you soon". Because I truly believe that in the end, time stands still. It doesn't flash before your eyes. You get to press pause. Because time has been flashing before your eyes your whole life. Most of the time you don't realise it. Most of the time you are worried about your career, the car you drive, the money you earn, the house you live in, the person you date.... Then for a brief moment time reminds you that you might just be next. Press pause. #wolfhound#sunshine#dogs#wolf#dogstagram#dogs#love#photooftheday#amazing#smile#look#picoftheday#food#girl#bestoftheday#follow#stevejobs#jonyive
When my grandpa was dying I was out playing with the other kids on our street. Everyone said I was the "apple of his eye". We were playing football. I don't know why but I remember so vividly that I was in 'goal'. I was stood in the middle of the road between the two pavements. Someone kicked the ball and I caught it. My grandpa had been ill for some time with cancer. I remember putting the ball down and walking back to the house. My Auntie greeted me at the door. I knew I had to go inside. I remember her asking me what I was doing. I'm going upstairs to see grandpa I replied. I guess she didn't know what to say, looking back... I remember the people in the room. I remember my dad guiding me to take my grandpa's hand. And when the moment came that he died I remember him letting go.... I remember holding his hand and his grip loosening. I think that's it... I think that's why I always feel so lost... I know he would never leave me. But there's nothing he could have done. It was out of his control. He had to go. Sometimes we have to let go... No matter the pain... We have to let go.
Change is inevitable: Whenever I got home you would greet me at the gate. Sometimes I felt so lost and alone. But you were there... Pleased to see me. You never judged. I would look in your eyes and you saw right through me. Like the time you were barking at me when we first met... Our eyes met... and then stopped. You were a rescue. Maybe I needed rescuing too? They kept you in a basement, and you cared for 3 litters of puppies all by yourself. They also made you fight, and injured your leg. You were a survivor. You still loved. All my walls, all my protection just melted away. I could be myself. There you are... a Wolf. Looking at a lone guy... Today, let's go together, out into the wilderness... You had so much energy. You were like fire. We would walk for hours and forget the day. Forget our past. We would wander into the forest, our own little world. Up a little hill, at the summit, we built a seat out of stones. Probably there since the beginning of time. We would pause it and stay in the moment. We saw the forest turn from summer green to Autumn hues. The leaves fell. We watched the snow fall. We would look up at the stars on cold nights through the branches above. We watched the bluebells turn the forest into a sea of blue. Like the pacific ocean. They say it also has no memory.... Maybe other people use our seat too... I hope they continue to. When we leave it behind: If for one second they get to feel the peace that I feel sitting there, up there on that summit, then that's one success I can call mine... So many times we would stop there and let the world go by. I'd sit with you and forget. But now you're gone too. And soon this place will become a memory like you. We must move on. Change is inevitable. My favourite place in the whole world, that little forest. So many times it rescued me. I recharged. Just sitting there. With you. I wonder will I leave your spirit behind? Dwelling amongst the bluebells? I know I'll come back now and again... Just to visit and recharge. And keep that memory of you, and that feeling of peace alive in my heart... I learnt so much from you, and that place.. love, empathy... And whatever happens - I know that I'll survive.