A taste of magic

It smells spicy; my first thought as I leave the car.
Nikita and I are at our normal spot, Dawson Park, for our morning walk.

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It’s hazy. The 830 a.m. news talked about fog around the city. The air is thick and heavy, made visible by it’s moisture.
She does her business right away. I pick it up with a bag.
‘Nothing like the feel of warm dog poop in the morning, ‘ I say to her. She ignores me. The one thing I hate about being a dog owner.

I walk up the path and marvel at the verdant beauty of a spot that was ugly and boring just weeks ago. The transformation is stunning. Now I feel like I’m walking through a bower from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’m doused with the smell of flowering shrubs and a choir of birds serenades me.
It puts me into a romantic, sentimental mood, like it’s the 1800’s and I understand the inspirations of the poets from the romantic era.
Nikita, on the other hand, is her normal inquisitive self and refuses to be hampered by her slow contemplative owner.

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My roommate recently observed she must be part hippo.
I think she is just pure joy.

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No matter what she is, I love her. I’d walk forever to fully capture this magical moment and escape my life, but now my alarm is ringing and since I have my phone in hands I can’t ignore it.
Today is supposed to be a productive day, bank appointments, books to write, office to clean and more.
So I’ll make do with the little taste of freedom I felt here, one that reminded me of other wild spaces, other times.
For now, just a taste. There will be more to come.

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