At the last minute I decided to change my smile. I’m sorry, but today’s smile will be bitter sweet.
I haven’t posted in a few days and so, of course, I’ve been having few views. Half way through the day I noticed a spike. Curious I looked and someone had gone through the pictures of my last Boxer, Elliot Carter McDonald (yes, he was named after the famous American composer who was still living when Elliot was born). I didn’t think anything of it, people do pick up old posts. Only later I saw someone had gone back and looked more. They also looked at some other puppy posts, like of baby Idina and baby Fiyero. But it was mostly Elliot. Spread out over 5 hours someone kept coming back and looking. Some of the early puppy pictures were viewed 14 times. All in all, I had half again as many views as my previous top viewing day, and it was all one person.
I couldn’t resist. I had to go and look. So I went through the pictures one at a time. I wrote a narrative along with the pictures. The each have a sentence or two about him. The post was a memorial. So I read all of the words and remembered. For a while last night I had a large smile on my face while I had a tear in my eye. OK, not one tear, but many. Elliot had an oversized personality and was in many way like a child. His end came far too early and way too sudden. But this morning I will continue to remember him and keep with the smile part.
As I said, my smile this week was a bitter sweat smile. It was a life remembered.
What did you smile about?
So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and post on the linky (or click the little blue frog below). While you’re there, read what everyone else is smiling about! And come back to it later, if last week is any indication new smiles will be added daily!