“The beauty of the heart
is the lasting beauty.” –Rumi
I spend a lot of time hiking the trails, wandering the creeks, and simply exploring the beauty of northwest Montana. Last summer we took a special hike to one of the favorite mountaintops of our beloved Hondo – a dog that we loved for seventeen years and to whom we had recently said good-bye. On that hike (an especially long one, I might add) I decided that I wanted to find a heart-shaped rock to bring home as a memento. Well, I found a few, and this year, when we returned to that special place, I found a few more. Once I started looking, they seemed to find me. So, here’s to Montana, and here’s to the love of a good dog. They steal our hearts, and they’re never the same, are they?