after many photos of dogs jumping outside (along with one goat), i have one more to offer. this was taken several years ago in burlington, vermont. i watched as this dog bounded down the pier and threw himself into lake champlain with happy abandon. he would swim back and repeat the process about four times before he settled next to his person on the pier.

for some reason, this photo – without the pier in sight – resonated with me the most. the best, most in-the-moment moments are those without the safety of solid ground nor the sense of completion; those in-between spaces, where anything can happen, and, often, something wonderful will.


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