Eager and Willing

Enough [ee-nuff] adj. as much or as many as required (enough apples) n. sufficient amount or quantity (we have enough) adv. 1. adequately (warm enough) 2. fairly (sings well enough) 3. quite (you know well enough what I mean)



We stood on the deck of Dowager, my youngest daughter, Ripley The Wonder Dog and I, and we howled at the moon. 



"Ayhooooo", we hollered and then we stood back, quiet and listened to the echo bouncing, then winding, then sliding through the mountains just right over there. 



Ripley the Wonder Dog howled and barked and then waited. His fuzzy black and white ears perked up and his doggy face came to full alert, wondering I suppose who that other beast far off in the forest was. Then we’d laugh at Ripley (The Wonder Dog) my daughter and I, and we kept up the game to see who could howl the longest. 



Ripley (The Wonder Dog) won.



"Come howl at the Moon!", I shouted to my companion but he was just too lazy. 
Imagine that! 
Too lazy to howl at the moon.





How do you describe the calm after the storm?



Dark brooding trees surrounding Sanctuary Bay. Quiet cold metallic gray waters. Cool mist in the air. Charcoal clouds. Dusk to dawn howling at the moon on the deck of Dowager. 

Laughter and hope and lighthearted banter.



How do you describe what I'm trying to describe?



How do you describe the storm?

Ayhooooo!

The movement from one life to another.



How do you describe tears streaming down your face, blind panic and fury. Emotions shining through all parts of your mirror and holding your hands out begging for deliverance. Only to encounter...

nothing there.






How do you describe fear and faith, hope and bitterness, courage and longing all mixed up together and jumbling out in a horrifying cascade of shiny moments. 
How do you describe what I'm trying to describe?




How do you describe long summer nights and cold winter evenings filled with the same thoughts, the same actions, the same feelings. How do you describe watching TV and going to bed early so you're fresh for your work the next day. So you're fresh to do laundry and shopping and schedules and work so you can watch TV. 



Never 
Enough

That’s how you describe what I’m trying to describe.



How do you describe, I don't want more. 
Just enough. 



How do you describe what I'm trying to describe? 






We stood on the deck of Dowager, my youngest daughter, Ripley The Wonder Dog and I, and we howled at the moon. 





Enough.


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