Monday, June 13, 2011

"Dear Ocean"


Dear Ocean
How brave you are.
How very strong you are.

I remember the roar of your voice.
And I remember how you hummmm so softly .
Do you remember me?

I brought a friend with me, It's Flat Stubby.
I wanted to share your magic with my special friend.
Stubby loved the sea, and always wanted to meet all of my sea friends.
Everywhere I look, I feel your magic around me.
I feel the ocean's breeze as she tickles my ears , and I taste the salt on my lips.
I smell all your ocean smells, and I feel your mist on my face.

We ran along the seashore, and we looked in tidepools for my friends.
My Flat Stubby and me.

We searched everywhere
And then we found my friend "Star", the Star Fish.
Star had fallen asleep in the sand, so I carried her back out to the calming tides.
But where is Puff, I wondered?
Do you ever have dreams that you want to come true, so bad?
I did.
I had hopes and dreams that Puff would be waiting for me on the seashore.
But, he wasn't.
Then quietly, Star whispered to me that I must learn "patience".
"You see Tweedles," Star said to me. "The ocean never hurrys. "

My eyes could not help but scan the horizon, as Star spoke to me.
I wanted to see Puff , I wanted to see Puff so bad.
I had some turbulance inside of me,, that I knew Puff could calm.

"Watch how the waves flow in to the shore, and flow back out."

It was at that moment that I remembered "the promise" that Puff made to me, two years ago.

Puff said that if I ever needed him... just whisper his name in the breeze... And so, that is what I did.
I closed my eyes,,, I counted to three, and whispered PUFFFFFF,,,,


A sudden breeze seem to come out of nowhere, and I opened my eyes to see the biggest magic bubble roll up onto the shore.
I grabbed Flat Stubby,,, and we ran as fast as we could to the bubble.... yes I knew of course, it was Puff!

Puff helped us inside the bubble, and the first thing I wanted to do was to touch Puffs eyes.
Those very eyes that were blinded by the oil spill are now all healed, but they have scars.
I was so happy to see Puff, that tears filled my puggy eyes.
My heart felt as though it would pop from this happy reunion.

Puff's words of wisdom to me were to remember that those who are gone from us- live in our hearts forever... and when we are afraid. ... we can make the fears go away....

..................when we hummmm- like the ocean.

Then I understood....
Puff lives in my heart forever
and I need to learn to wait for the "perfect time,
for my dreams to come true."

Nitey nite
love
tweedles

43 comments:

The Thuglets said...

Tweedles...what a lovely story! You are so wise.

We haven't got an ocean but we often stand and drift thinking of our very special friends we miss who taught us so much.

Have a lovely week.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Bobbi said...

So beautiful, Tweedles... and you have the most adorable face!

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Tweedles, this is lovely! You know what I believe - I believe that all those we love who have left live in the waves and the wind and when we are very quiet, we can hear them whispering and singing to us.

Your pal, Pip

Mr. Pip said...

P.S.: When you have a moment, can you send the information on your book. I want to order it. Thanks!

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Simply beautiful Tweedles, thank you.

xoxoxo
Meredith & Scarlet

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That's a furry lovely poem, Tweedles!! Looks like you and Flat Stubby had a grrreat time on the beach!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

suzanneberry said...

oh tweedles, you always make me smile after the tears fall. you are beautiful. we love you! suz, raz and blu!

Payton said...

Tweedles, you are a beautiful little pug - inside and out! This post made me a bit leaky in the eyes, but then I felt peace, looking at the ocean so calm. I have never heard the waves before, but mom says it is so soothing. If I ever get to the west coast, I hope you will show me.
Love,
Payton

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't know you took Flat Stubby along. How wonderful for him to get to see the ocean again! I'm glad Puff is better, and that you found peace there. I loved this story a lot!!

xxx
ooo
barbara

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

You have such a way with words Tweedles!! Just a beautiful post :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Diane said...

Hey Tweedles!
That was another wonderful story about your ocean excursion. How nice flat Stubby was able to join in the fun with you & Star is so beautiful! Patience is sometimes hard to come by but keep practicing, sweetie & it will come. Your dear friend Puff gives very good advice! Aunt Diane loves you & your moms! xoxoxo

Chatty Crone said...

Tweedles - you have the nicest wardrobe by the way.

I too love the ocean tide sounds and the crashing waves. It must be so nice to live close to all that.

And yes, Puff will be will you always.

Hank said...

Tweedles....you must be psychic. I have been missing the ocean SO much lately, but won't be able to go any time in the near future.

Thanks for the pictures and for reminding me to be patient.

Love,

Sarah

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What an amazing story and insight about life, my friend! Sometimes we all need to be reminded of the ocean of love that is our heart and its infinite patient persistence. Thanks so much for this enlightenment.

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Tweedles Mom loves your little face with huge puggy eyes and we love you coat you have so many rainbows!!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh twee
thank you for reminding me today that the ones we love are always with us in our hearts.
we can always hear and talk to them and never need to feel afraid.

now i can remember that in an instant because all i have to do is hummmmmm like the ocean and close my eyes!

oh there he is ... "my bravest tree" ... there is my emmitt.

thank you twee, puff and star.

what a gift you all are!

xoxoxoox
auntie missy

Maggie and Mitch said...

You tell the BEST stories, Tweedles! We love your hooded parka!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Flat Stubby was so very lucky to share that special day with you, Tweedles. To see the ocean is something we all would love to do. But the best part had to be meeting Puff and seeing how well and happy Puff is!!! We loved your post, and we hope you get to see Puff many more times.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Flat Stubby was so very lucky to share that special day with you, Tweedles. To see the ocean is something we all would love to do. But the best part had to be meeting Puff and seeing how well and happy Puff is!!! We loved your post, and we hope you get to see Puff many more times.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Tiffy said...

Oh Tweedles! What a wonderful adventure! You and Flat Stubby had an amazing time at the ocean. I just knew it would magical.

Puff is so wise. Those that we love live within our hearts and are never far away. Like Auntie Missy said Emmitt and Stubby are always with us. They will never leave us and we feel their love always.

Tiffy

Schnauzer Days said...

Your words are always so calming Tweedles - poetic and good looking, what a combination :-) Dex & Lou x

Oskar said...

What a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing it!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Suka said...

hey Tweedles,

Your ocean story touched my heart! Thank you for sharing it. I have a few dreams that I want to come true, so bad, and reading of your dream coming true to see Puff again has renewed my faith that, with patience, we can see our dreams realized. :->

Star is a beautiful friend, and it was so loving of you to return Star to the ocean. And how wonderful that Flat Stubby was able to share your momentous ocean adventure with you.

Cheers,

Suka

KB said...

Oh what a wonderful visit to the ocean, sweet Tweedles. I could feel the beauty and calmness. I'm so glad that you took flat Stubby with you.

I've been feeling turbulence too, as I see my dogs and people I love aging. I start to worry... and then I remind my self to seize the moment with them rather than worrying about when they're gone.

The message from Puff was wonderful "to remember that those who are gone from us- live in our hearts forever... and when we are afraid. ... we can make the fears go away....

..................when we hummmm- like the ocean."

It's so true. Those who are gone changed us while they were here so they live on as part of our hearts.

We love you Tweedles.

Asta said...

Tweedles
You aways touch my heawt, You weminded me wif youw bootiful wowds that no one is twooly gone and pain goes aways, but love stays fuwwevew . I will twy to be patient(vewy hawd fow a tewwiew) and listen to the wind and look at the staws and feel the soft kiss coming on the bweeze
thank you fow that sweet Tweedles
i can't wait to see you at the pawty
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Salinger The Pug said...

Hi Tweedles!

Ohhh...we loved your story about the ocean visit! You are so lucky to live near an ocean!

Mom is all excited because she met your friend Star last summer when she was at the same ocean! He said to tell you hello then, so it was nice that he came back to see you.

We don't have an ocean here in Indiana, but we have a lot of FIREFLYS that I chase around the backyard so they can tell me their secrets too!

Love,
S-Dog

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Tweedles,

I too love your sweet stories and your reflective thoughts.You grant me the gift of stopping and thinking about things..for a moment.

You have so many things to meditate on today, amongst others...patience, those who have gone before us, the healing of time, and the beauty of wonderful friends.

"To be remembered, is to live forever"

I know you too will live forever...

Lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Tweedles, dear, you brought tears to my eyes remembering all of the innocents that have been harmed by mankind needlessly. The next time you see Puff please ask that a message be carried back to all those who are now with him. Let them know that my ♥ mourns for their passing.

Your mimi

Sandy said...

Darling, glad you and Flat Stubby had such an adventure. I bet Flat Stubby would like to share some adventures with Flat Stanley...running around outside is often such a big part of it.

Ailsa, Burtie and Angel Brodie said...

A lovely story about so much thats wonderful in life, you are so caring.

K9 Katastrophie said...

Tweedles, you are my inspiration. You are so sweet and gentle. I love your kind spirit. You are very special. Thank you for teaching me about patience today!

Licks,
Ruthie

sophie...^5 said...

Tweedles and Puff...on the beach again enjoying the little zephyrs(don't you just love that word!)....!

GAIL said...

Puff is very wise and so are you! xoxo

soggibottom said...

Think we have Puff's friends over here. They travel so far :-) x x x

The Thuglets said...

Tweedles..we hope you had a nice weekend.

Please call by our blog..we have an award for you!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

ra husky said...

Dear Tweedles, thank you so much for the well wishes for rara, he is feeling much better and promises to never do anything like that again:)~play bows dear furiend,

Sharon Wagner said...

Everyone should be able to arrive in a magic bubble at least once. Everything is possible at the Ocean.

Asta said...

Deewest Tweedles
I hope you awe still enjoying the soft bweezes and the sound of the ocean whispewing to you.
I can pictoowe you looking at the lovlyness awound you wif youw gowgeous big eyes
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

Toyin O. said...

Yes, there is always a time assigned for our dreams to come true.

Jan Mader said...

Yes dear Tweeds, the ones we love are always in our hearts no matter how near or far they are. You are as wise as the ocean and as gentle as the breeze on the beach. Your stories make everyone feel at peace.......xoxoxoxo

Art with Liz said...

Aah Tweedles, you are an absolute wonder and so at one with nature. Bless you.

Cocorue said...

U are such a gift TweedTweed and U touched mumster so deeply and we looove U

chikisses
coco and tiffy

sashacleo said...

another beach-lover! I agree, we find the ocean to be so soothing!