so the little dog would not leave the room,

too scared to pass the great green monster of suction —

she cowers behind it, even though it is unplugged and silent….

terror is like that…

in truth the mechanical demon has never actually harmed her –

although it has inhaled the remnants of some chewings and tatterings of toys…

but fear uses fodder like that —

it is usually far more about the imagination than the actualization –

it is about possibility not reality……

but mostly it is about trust….

do you trust this present moment?

this one,

right now?


About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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