This morning when I got up it was gray and dreary (not unusual for the Willamette Valley). I was going to skip taking the dogs to the field to run around, but then I rolled over and saw 2 sets of very sad eyes looking into my soul and pleading with me to get my ass out of bed.
Of course, I complied. That's the one thing about dogs, they keep you going.
So, I loaded everyone up in the truck and headed over to the field. As the dogs were running around in glee, I heard a huge commotion coming our way... in the form of thousands of geese heading for... well, not sure about that actually. But the sight was awesome. It was like watching the ocean - wave after wave of birds passing up above making the most wonderful patterns across the sky.
These are the kinds of things that the Biologist and I loved to show each other... interesting weather coming in, some cool animal track across the pasture... and all of a sudden my heart was aching again. I miss having someone close to me who thinks these things are as amazing as I do.
And that got me thinking. How important is it that you are with someone that shares the same wonders in life that you do?
Ex-hub and I had very few of these things in common as time went on. One of my favorite things to do was to go to the beach and watch the weather roll in... he never found it as interesting as I did. At the time, I didn't think it was that big of a deal. Then, when I met someone that had this same "thing" in common, it opened up a whole new world of conversation and intimacy. I realized how much it really did mean.
But how do you know, until you know... you know?