Haibun: A Safe Landing

a blue whippet in a winter jacket walking across seaweed covered stones beside a tidal pool

The journey from breeder to buyer, buyer to shelter and from shelter to forever home can be measured in hour and miles. The inner journey is often different, when the world you once knew is turned upside down.

Nature is a great healer. The subtle sound of the sea, the call of a gull, the deep silence in rock pools. Green seaweed glistening in the sun gives comforting smells, a new sense of home and belonging. Our roots grow deeper. Our love grows deeper still.

beaver moon
another leap forward
this journey

© Xenia Tran

a blue whippet in a winter jacket leaping across a rock pool at low tide
a blue whippet in a winter jacket landing on the sand after leaping across a rock pool at low tide

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1600 s, ISO 160.

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Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her adopted and fostered whippets.

40 thoughts on “Haibun: A Safe Landing”

    1. Thank you dear Kathie, it really helps with any move or decision to find that stillness and comfort in nature and see whether the outer journey aligns with your values and your inner journey too 🙂🐾💖🐾 xxx


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Laurie 💜 Eivor was frightened of open spaces when we first adopted him as he’d never been taken out for a walk before, Pearl was frightened of the wind, other dogs and sudden noises. They,’ve both come a long way 🙂🐾💖🐾 xxx

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    1. Thank you dear LuAnne, it can be hard to see the effect on animals who have been abandoned or poorly treated and it so rewarding to see the difference once they know they are safe and given a second chance 🙂💖 xxx

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