Haibun: Growing

a black whippet in a winter jacket standing on the dunes below the pine trees with an orange ball in his mouth

Ah those waves can roll. Standing here, with the sand between my toes, I wonder. I wonder what it will be like to run along with the waves. The wind is cold and strong. I’m wearing a warm jacket. Sometimes, I remember how scared I used to be. Scared of the waves, scared of the wind. The outside world, which seemed normal to others, was new to me. There was a lot to take in. A lot to understand. A lot to trust.

every step
in eternity’s light
a full star

Β© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a winter jacket running along the beach with an orange ball in his mouth
a black whippet in a winter jacket running along the beach with an orange ball in his mouth

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

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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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

26 thoughts on “Haibun: Growing”

    1. Thank you dear Cathy, it’s lovely to see his thinking process before he decides it’s safe for zoomies 😁 Hope your day is off to a great start and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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      1. Thank you πŸ€— The sun is shining and the wind has dropped, so I’m happy 😊 Hope the same goes for you. Much love from our house to yours πŸ’–πŸ•xxx

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