Days with Teddy

Solitude is not selfish.  It’s so relaxing to be entirely
oneself, no pretending, no soaking up another human’s 
unmanaged energy.  You can pick up your pup with 
the softest fur, beguiling eyes, and tell her how you 
aren’t the tame one everyone thinks you are.  
It’s not that you have a dark side, this isn’t about the shadow, 
just a thrilling part of you. The part that has prowess 
as a dancer, avant-garde, and yet prefers life without distress.  
You can stalk each other like cats.