Stepping Lively

Today was a balmy day for New York State with temperatures in the low 60’s and there was even some sunlight. I walked "in harness" this morning for the first time and again in the afternoon with Guiding Eyes "Nira" (whose photo I will soon upload to our blog) and as we strode together down a busy sidewalk in White Plains, a woman who was relishing the sight of this fast yellow Lab and a broadly smiling man said: "That dog sure likes its job!" We were sailing past her at a good clip. And I waved as we were sailing away with the pleasure both of recognition and of being recognized. Nira was expertly slowing, steering, working her way among pedestrians, head held high and wagging her tail. Me? I was wearing a U.S. Navy baseball cap that says: NAVY: Accelerate Your Life". We were surely accelerating today. It was a marvelous time "out on the ocean" and I can’t wait for tomorrow.

S.K.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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