#Bonham was the best. He had the best, he was free, and oh boy was he loved. Strike that. He is loved. He will always be loved. He will always be free.
For me, all I know for sure in this life, is simply, there are some truths we will never understand, in this conscious life. That doesn’t mean that deciding on an answer or theology is pointless. But it does mean that why not choose the best, most optimistic of them all. Bonham was a good fucking friend. A positive force in this messy world. There is nothing left to speculate. We simply will never know where his beautiful soul resides currently. And that’s the point! Where’s the beauty in walking this earth in certainty, waiting for something better. Whatever is awaiting us, he undoubtedly is where the best of the best are.
Life’s only worth a damn because it’s short.
It’s designed to be consumed, used, imbibed, lived, felt. We are supposed to fill it with every mistake and miracle we can manage and then were supposed to let go.
Leaving us to do the same.
So, In Bonham’s honor, among other things, he has inspired me, to never again remain dry, no matter the season, during 2 precious days at Bonham’s favorite getaway lake house. In his absence, I will not allow that lake to dissuade me this time, as it never did him.
Lake Santeelah, calmly settled into perfectly frigid untouched glass, reflecting and doubling the mountains enclosing the lake my unfocused eyes search and wander across, from above. My feet warm, Cat Stevens crackling and spinning in my left ear. Conversations between the best people I know, blurring into a bright bouquet of a cheerful chorus. From this spot ( perhaps one of my favorite in this whole wide world...and believe me I have spent the lions share of my time, attention, and resources in search of such spots) I would witness and admire a wonderful four legged friend. Free from fear, rock flying through the air... smiling I watch. Run, leap, hang in midair just enough for even this witness to
feel the joy. The joy of freedom. Free from thought. Free from decision. Purely present. There is nothing left, nothing else. Just the peaceful silence only moments like this.....
Heyo! I’m excited to share that I’m heading to #losangeles this APRIL for pet photo sessions. Click the link in my bio for more info. Limited number of bookings available. Can’t wait to meet you and your pets!
Everyone, meet Bosley. He's my newest favourite client, and I'm thinking about taking him on as my new assistant, too. He ticks all the boxes - charm, sense of humour, and lightning-fast reflexes (even if they do come with a side order of slobber). The paw-sition is open - I think ol' Bos has it in the bag.