A common theme in my life, especially mid-life, is the desire to achieve balance.
Work and leisure.
Reflection and activity.
Being generous of my time to my family while not becoming a doormat.
I was looking at the little video clips my daughter and I took at the beach on New Year's Day. I noticed that Border Collie's video clips were like a little mini-demonstration on the principle of balance.
There's pure fun:
Fun with a little listening and discipline thrown in:
Notice on that last one how BC paused for a second with the stick? Asserting a touch of independence maybe?
Then there is the lesson of going out there, making friends, while at the same time being ready to let a new acquaintance know your boundaries:
This is one of my favorite Friends.
Ah. Salmon skin roll.