Diving in to meet yourself halfway

Let yourself be silently drawn
by the stronger pull of what you really love. — Rumi

This picture reminds me of the way we should, perhaps, live our lives: with joy, mouth open, eyes full of expectation.

Diving into the unknown and expecting wonder.

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48 responses

  1. Blu

    Was it a snake?

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    August 28, 2010 at 16:56

    • No, he just loves the water!

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      August 28, 2010 at 16:58

  2. True. thats one quick snap and it came out pretty good.

    http://www.sheaky.com/2010/08/camera-critters-birds.html

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    August 28, 2010 at 17:06

  3. Wow what a great shot!

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    August 28, 2010 at 17:22

  4. So wonderfully said. Great photo.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    August 28, 2010 at 17:34

  5. Looks like he’s having fun! šŸ™‚

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    August 28, 2010 at 17:54

  6. Sometimes it’s good to just throw yourself forwards with abandon šŸ™‚

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    August 28, 2010 at 18:06

  7. lilalia

    Seeing a dog swim or chase a stick into the water is a truly delightful sight. There is something graceful, but also gunho about their swimming strokes.

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    August 28, 2010 at 18:20

  8. That is one dog who loves to frolick!

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    August 28, 2010 at 18:52

  9. Maggie May

    Yeah……. I agree…..
    its just that I can’t swim! LOL!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    August 28, 2010 at 19:00

  10. Oh! To have the heart and perfect sensibility of a Dog. A wonderful shot, Fi.

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    August 28, 2010 at 19:31

  11. Leaping in with all four feet!

    What a great shot, by the way – to get the picture just before the almighty splash I’m sure is imminent!

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    August 28, 2010 at 21:52

  12. Great pic of the dog in midair.

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    August 28, 2010 at 22:28

  13. yeah, that is a great way to live..smiles. nice pic!

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    August 29, 2010 at 01:56

  14. Dogs are really good reminders of how to live life. A very moving pic. no pun intended. šŸ™‚

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    August 29, 2010 at 03:17

  15. Great sentiment!

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    August 29, 2010 at 03:52

  16. Love it! You have wonderful timing. Great photo.

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    August 29, 2010 at 04:02

  17. beautiful…..!!!

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    August 29, 2010 at 08:02

  18. Wonderful – and even better when they come out and shake all over you or simply brush past. By the end the humans are as wet as the dog/s (almost)

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    August 29, 2010 at 10:27

  19. Dogs are like kids Fi – they mix well with water – Dave

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    August 29, 2010 at 10:57

  20. Wonderful action shot! A real leap of faith just for the adrenalin rush!

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    August 29, 2010 at 11:22

  21. If only we, as humans, were so uninhibited…..

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    August 29, 2010 at 11:27

  22. Oh most definately! Mind – you certainly did when you left the UK to embark on your adventure! Hats off to you! I moved away from home to teach in Nottingham for 10 years – returning here to Yorkshire when dad died – met my husband and here we still are!

    Having dogs I loved this picture!

    Nice to meet you – my CC is rural!

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    August 29, 2010 at 11:33

  23. cat

    A great shot of doggie happines šŸ™‚

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    August 29, 2010 at 13:56

  24. Looks like he is doing a Krypto pose. Super-pic. šŸ™‚

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    August 29, 2010 at 15:04

  25. Clive

    Wonderful photo!

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    August 29, 2010 at 15:37

  26. Looking at the photograph, it is quite easy to get the impression that the water is made of glass and that the front paws are just touching said glass, giving the poor dog a nasty surprise. Not to be a pessimist, because I’m not, but those are also part of life. The nasty surprises, I mean.

    All the best,
    Bellis

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    August 29, 2010 at 18:18

  27. Yes, that is a great way to approach life, I agree. šŸ™‚

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    August 29, 2010 at 20:31

  28. So true. Now, if that was a photo of me, I’d still be testing the water with one toe!

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    August 29, 2010 at 23:11

  29. Pure joy!

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    August 29, 2010 at 23:35

  30. yes, this photo shows that it can be wonderful to jump full on into life, wonderful!

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    August 30, 2010 at 04:58

  31. Perfect jump… Great capture šŸ™‚

    Thanks for dropping by…

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    August 30, 2010 at 06:08

  32. What a fantastic picture!!

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    August 30, 2010 at 10:04

  33. Annemette Kuhlmann

    Wonderful picture……and to your comment on how we ought to approach life….all I could think of, seeing the picture, was how cold the water looked (so much for my approach to life)

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    August 30, 2010 at 10:32

  34. Yep, we must always dive in and not waste time worrying or being feeble. Strike out strike out – or jump in jump in as Oscar might say.

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    August 30, 2010 at 14:13

  35. Fun photo. Our dog loves the water too–he would be diving in alongside your friend.

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    August 30, 2010 at 16:17

  36. Di

    Great shot…. I expect there was a very nice ‘splash’ as he hit the water? Ha ha ha

    Di

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    August 30, 2010 at 18:30

  37. Oh Oscar! You caught his essence beautifully Lady Fi..and his shadow too..wonderful shot! You are getting really good with that camera!! šŸ™‚

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    August 30, 2010 at 18:55

    • Thanks – I am very pleased with this photo!

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      August 30, 2010 at 18:58

  38. Ciao LadyFi
    fantastica foto šŸ™‚
    Scatto magico !!!
    Buona serata.

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    August 30, 2010 at 22:13

  39. What a great action shot and I love the reflection!

    I’m so late getting around this week. Thanks so much for your visit. šŸ™‚

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    August 31, 2010 at 07:49

  40. Wow, that reminds me of my cat. Not.

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    August 31, 2010 at 12:08

  41. Oh.. wonderful capture!

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    August 31, 2010 at 15:44

  42. Talk about getting the shot at just the right moment!

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    September 1, 2010 at 03:03

  43. There is a Chinese story:
    Dog steals a bone from the butcher,
    At the bridge, he sees his own reflection which he mistakes to be a rival dog, He snarls at the rival and drops the bone.

    He loses the bone.

    You have provided the photo for this story.

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    September 1, 2010 at 12:48

  44. Oh yes, I agree. And I often think exactly that when I’m out walking with my own golden retriever – the Happiness Guru!

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    September 1, 2010 at 15:56

  45. So beautifully said. Thank you.

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    September 2, 2010 at 03:41

  46. take the plunge… worth it.

    I love your photo!!

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    September 4, 2010 at 04:50

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