Candy Rant

"I killed a rat with a stick once."

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What Becomes Important

As I've gotten older, truth has become more and more important to me. The lower-case and the upper-case kind.

This is one of my favorite photos of Hankie. Because I see pure Truth in his eyes.


  • At 4:53 PM, Blogger E. said…

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend of twenty years. I love your poem. When I got to

    He doesn’t want to leave her
    or his new good friend, the one
    who will comfort her,

    I started to cry a little, and five-year-old O., sitting next to me, could tell I was crying even though I was trying to hide it. "Why are you sad, Mama?" And I had to tell him that the kitty whose pictures he was just admiring died. Not easy, but it's a part of life. But such a hard part.

    Take care.

  • At 5:49 PM, Blogger Carin said…

    I know how much you loved Hankie:((We miss our furry friends so much when they leave us.

  • At 7:16 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Thanks, E.
    Sorry O. had to hear sad stuff.

    I swear Hankie waited until I was firmly rooted in a household with Scott before he would give in to old age.

  • At 7:17 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    I know you understand, Carin. I remember how you pulled your doggie around on the rug.

  • At 9:19 PM, Blogger JBelle said…

    I love this picture, too; I have been looking forward to it all day. Do you think you love differently now, having loved Hankie?

  • At 10:44 PM, Blogger sparrow said…

    Mmmmmmmm. He loves you, can depend on you... you hang his moon. THATS what I see.


  • At 11:07 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Jbelle, I've been thinking about that a lot. I will respond soon.

    Pixie, I sure hope he felt that way. What a great sentiment. Thanks.

  • At 12:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Even when blind, they see right through us, don't they? Yet their love is unconditional all the same...

    Truth unvarnished.

  • At 2:15 AM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    JWebb, they do see right through us. To the core.
    This was a couple years ago, before Hankie was blind. His eyes stayed dilated like that for about 12 years. No apparent reason.

  • At 9:51 AM, Blogger Lisa Dunick said…

    What a sweet picture


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