The photographer who captured this image—sadly, not mine, and I can’t give it a credit because I neglected to make a note at the time—has captured a truly serene moment.
IF THERE WERE EVER
a shot that I wish I’d taken myself this one is it.
Just this morning I paid well-earned honours and respects to a shot of London’s Tower Bridge—and really really wish I could have taken anything half so good—but the shot below just reached into my very being and eviscerated my emotions. Even now looking at it leaves me high and dry.
It went viral, you know. And well it should.
It’s of a man and his dog.
The dog (named Schoep) in the photo suffers badly from arthritis.
And when warm in summer Lake Superior is comfortable enough for man and dog to share; and as the pain drains away Schoep becomes comfortable enough to fall asleep and sleep soundly knowing full well that for once he is pain-free and totally safe …
“He either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
That dare not put it to the touch
To win or lose it all”