Watching Koko and Paele playing on the sand, it struck me that Paele has lost the anxious fear furrows in his forehead. They were so pronounced when I first got him that I thought he must be part Sharpei.
And I reflected on Paele's first vet check two years ago, when he nearly bit Dr. Basko. I wondered aloud if the dog I'd taken in was too traumatized and aggressive to rehabilitate. Dr. Basko replied, “He just needs lots of love and happy experiences.”
Don't we all?
Today is the sixth anniversary of Kauai Eclectic, an event marked statistically by 1,520 posts and 861,475 page views, and intrinsically by my own reflections. As a journalist/blogger, I've covered a lot of issues and dug up a lot of dirt, while personally, I've been growing and healing all that time.
I've changed, and it feels like it's time for the blog to change.
I'm not quite sure if it's possible to bring love and happiness into the toxic milieu of politics, environmental collapse and man's inhumanity to everything, but I do know it's time to shake things up. So I'm going to take a little blog break and figure it out.
Exciting things can happen when the status quo no longer exists.