There will always, always, be times you must sit alone. The flock will have fled and the sound of departing wings will be the chorus to your loneliness. You will be alone and the wire will bounce and the sky will tease you with the hint of a storm. You will be tested and you will be measured and all that matters is how well you stand your ground, how your toes curl around the wire, and how graceful you feel in doing so. Be alone, and find yourself inside it.
It will never stop amazing me how creatures that never speak a single word to us in their entire lives can mean so very much. Dogs are better than people, and their patience, forgiveness, and unconditional love, is such a brilliant model to try to copy.