dominoe I was in-between. Fiercely independent Money saved up. And time before I headed west.
My roommate called. Someone found a runaway dog. Dominoe.
Named her after the damsel in  Sharky’s Machine.
Malnourished. Skittish. Afraid of a suddenly raised hand.
We walked in the woods, she always a few yards away, my buddy.
One day, we drove farther, walked in the autumn leaves.
Met an old friend. We chatted about 15 minutes, and I turned around.
She was gone.
I was hours running up and down the trail, yelling her name. I was worthless. I could take care of myself, but no one else...
Darkness.
I would camp out. Return the next day. I would do that every day, until I found her. Every day. I cried back to the car.
…  and there she sat, waiting for me. My awareness became a circle of responsibility much wider than myself.
We drove across the country…
 
…  had adventures.
Saw exciting lands.
 
Made a home.
She parted a few years later. But I never forgot what I learned that day in the woods.
Dominoe.
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  1. dominoe I was in-between. Fiercely independent Money saved up. And time before I headed west.
  2. My roommate called. Someone found a runaway dog. Dominoe.
  3. Named her after the damsel in Sharky’s Machine.
  4. Malnourished. Skittish. Afraid of a suddenly raised hand.
  5. We walked in the woods, she always a few yards away, my buddy.
  6. One day, we drove farther, walked in the autumn leaves.
  7. Met an old friend. We chatted about 15 minutes, and I turned around.
  8. She was gone.
  9. I was hours running up and down the trail, yelling her name. I was worthless. I could take care of myself, but no one else. Worthless.
  10. Darkness.
  11. I would camp out. Return the next day. I would do that every day, until I found her. Every day. I cried back to the car.
  12. … and there she sat, waiting for me. My awareness became a circle of responsibility much wider than myself.
  13. We drove across the country…
  14.  
  15. … had adventures.
  16. Saw exciting lands.
  17.  
  18. Made a home.
  19. She parted a few years later. But I never forgot what I learned that day in the woods.
  20. Dominoe.

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