It was also a riviting romance, full of convoluted plots and counter plots, beautiful scenery, well written, well acted, etc. After it was all over, I began to process, almost in my sleep, what it was most deeply all about. And what it was about was -- CONNECTION.
We all talk about the importance of commitment -- in our jobs, marriages, friendships, etc. But there is something else that happens once in a rare while -- a connection -- when two or more entities come together, attract to each other like magnets, fuse, and circulate round and round together, causing other things happen in their sphere, with or without their willing it into being.
|Wildfire and Kris|
It's like an electric cord, always capable of conducting a current, but it doesn't do anything until it gets plugged into a socket. As Danny says about his relationship with Sandy in the movie Grease, "IT'S ELECTRIFYING!" That's how I felt becoming a mother. Before that, I had no idea what I wanted to be, but during my pregnancy I began reading up on childhood education, discovered Maria Montessori, and resolved right then that my son would receive a Montessori education and I would be a Montessori teacher. This is what set the course of my very exciting, fulfilling, inspiring professional life for the next 27 years. Despite all the pitfalls, struggles and disappointments of those years, I never lost my inspiration. It was a great ride.
I feel that way about my Maxie now. Every time I look at him I feel like laughing. I can hardly keep my hands off of him. I dream about him at night. I love all my dogs, but Maxie and I have that special "connection". He knows it. I know it. We knew it from the first time we laid eyes on each other, and it's been a non-stop love fest ever since. I sure wouldn't be writing this blog if it weren't for his inspiration, and I sure wouldn't be so involved with my sometimes-not-too-warm-and-friendly dog club, nor spending so much time and money learning to do agility. I am absolutely not naturally inclined to exercise, get up early, go to bed early, or sweat. I do it for Maxie.