“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
― Milan Kundera
As I review the news headlines of late, I cannot help but consider the simplicity of the canine spirit and wonder where humanity went wrong. Riots in Ferguson, MO; air strikes in Iraq; continuous fighting in Gaza; etc.
Why can’t we be more like dogs and simply enjoy the blessings of life?
I do not intend to diminish the issues and concerns of those seeking to change our world away from racism, terrorism and other civil rights abuses across our world. I just wish that, like a dog, we did not “know evil or jealousy or discontent”.
I wish that we only knew peace. I wish that we could just enjoy the dog days of summer, instead of working so hard to eradicate evil in our human world.
Oh to be a dog.