The wistful meditative thinking of a dog. Sometimes I feel lonelier than a cloudless sky, like being awake and asleep at the same time. Some animals that I know have a capacity for empathy that some humans would do well to emulate. I love the extraordinary capacity of ordinary moments. I’m always waiting for the right bluebird to cross my path. We live in a possible meaningless universe because meaning is invariably personal. I love to watch hummingbirds, cuddly ladybugs and big bellied cardinals and robins in our backyard.