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Love and Resistance

January 25, 2019

Beautiful and oh so timely, Jake! Just like “A Resurrection Shaped Life” which I am savoring and will soon review!

Jake Owensby

I have said that my dog Gracie is stubborn. But that’s not accurate. She’s determined.

Inside the house, she obeys every command. In fact, she responds to a large vocabulary. She knows what an atlatl is (we use it to throw her ball), she heads for the car when I mention taking a ride, and she jumps on the bed and looks for the remote when I say, “Let’s watch TV.”

When we’re outside, Gracie thinks for herself.

At some point I feel antsy to get back to work. We’ve played for what seems like more than enough time. I’ll say, “Gracie, let’s go in,” and open the door. She stops what she’s doing and looks at me. For a long time. She’s thinking.

It’s as if she’s saying, “I know exactly what you want me to do. But I’m afraid you’re a bit misguided. Just watch me and see…

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