One of the amazing things living in the North is the awe one finds in the color of the skies, the crimson brilliant sunrises and sunsets, the ethereal grandeur created with the startling hues of azure blue of a night sky that refuses to surrender to the night.
The last few nights he arrived mid evening, and we would lounge relaxed and safe from prying eyes, surrounded by song birds, clean crisp fresh air, Spring plant sprouts and branches filled with tiny buds now forming. Often times serenaded by the Red Winged Blackbirds and tiny finches that perched safely in my trees.
Ever alert and inquisitive, everything catches his attention….things far too small for me to see or hear.
Last night was very different….he arrived at midnight, that beautiful bushy tail held high and waving ..visible through my window..he arrived in silence.
Meeting him out back, he greeted me with an enthusiastic “ooof” and a warm whimper. As I sat cross legged (seems to be my favorite position) he came to me and just gazed into my eyes.
Settling down in front of me on our blanket, he rested his head on crossed paws, his eyes never leaving mine. I reached my hand to him and he ever so gently took the pieces Rollover I offered, his touch like a feather, his position unchanging.
Raising his head to view the night sky, he allowed me to also witness the wonderful and amazing shades of blue, hints of pink and brilliant purple mingled with sapphire. Oh, my, it was another Aah Hah moment…a moment that could not get better than this.
I hand fed LOKI each morsel of Rollover as I laid now stretched out on the blanket beside him, each cookie (his dessert) he took gently from my hand, those beautiful warm eyes telling me of his trust in me, reassuring me that I was part of his life.
I do not know exactly how long we remained like that, time stopped, and there was nothing but the two of us in this very special place and very special time. Crazy as it sounds, we were in a world far away, alone and together, speaking silently on a level that can never be heard. A wild world, clothed in the beauty of the night sky, wrapped in the robe of tranquility that only nature can provide.
I did not take pictures last evening, perhaps I should have, perhaps in doing so I may have betrayed this very special moment.
Magical? Yes. Beautiful? Yes. A rare and precious gift? Yes.
Together we touched the soul of each other and in that moment we became one.
Kindred spirits, united under amazing Northern Skies.
Thank you my friend, your gifts to me are many and for without you, I would never have found my way back home.
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