Frazzled neurons need calming
Surprised that I can still move after my 13 mile hike yesterday, I decided to give myself the luxury of surfing the net without that nagging guilty feeling. You know the one telling us that we should be doing something more constructive with our time. So sipping coffee I float from page to page, blog to blog like a TV addict who’s just got cable.
Not able to stick to one subject I am all over the place, subject jumping with no fixed agenda. My brain is starting to frazzle, neurons jumping and zapping in the wrong places due to a combination of information overload and caffeine. I have so many pages open yet I can’t find the link to the site I wanted to go back to and actually read. I have to let it go, I will never find that site again, so deeply imbedded in my searches, links and clicks it will remain unread by me. Deep breaths, try to calm down and not click anything for a second or two.
Brain still racing I drag my eyes away from my screen of many bright pages and what do I see? Two deep pools of brown eyes at the end of a long but low body staring at me as if I were a god. His little skinny pig like tail starts to wag. Already I can feel the slowing of my spinning brain cogs as I bend down and stroke my little Dachshund Luke. His bum is now in full wag and wiggle mode and he stretches up my old wooden chair with the desire to be picked up. How can I resist? Up he comes to join me in front of the bright screen. He soon starts to dig at the ribbing of my sweat shirt and then disappears under and settles down with a snort. It is his favorite place to be, snuggled under anything warm and cozy. This funny loving little creature is bringing a smile to my lips and a soothing to the brain. The warmth from his body seeps to my skin calming me down. Now I can focus, I go back to searching on-line for all things beautiful, fun and amazing. When I feel the overload creeping on I just have to pet little Luke and know all can be calm in my world.
Soon it will be time for some ball throw, find and fetch and then a walk along the river. Not too far for he only has little legs.
Thanks Luke for reminding me that life should be enjoyed and lived in the moment not lost in links and clicks.