It was a late afternoon on a cold and crisp autumn day. Penny surveyed the garden and I reckoned she loved the golden leaves.
Penny sat amongst the golden autumn leaves. Such a happy and playful dog. I looked at her and I knew, I just knew, that Penny could sense how much she was loved.
I went for a late night stroll in the neighbourhood. It was bitterly cold. The glistening moon and the glowing street lamps, cast eerie shadows upon my icy car.
Back inside, back inside my warm and cosy house, I gazed out the living room window and marvelled at the rising moon. And I knew, I just knew, that I have a wonderful life.
Sleep beckoned me. I went to my bedroom and watched the glowing shades, soothing shades of orange and grey, dance upon my walls. I looked out my bedroom window and observed the setting moon on a cold, clear and quiet night. I felt content and recalled a day, a magical day, that would fill my dreams with happy thoughts.
I spend a lot of time on my own. Devoid of human contact. Yes, I am alone, but not lonely. For I'm comfortable with who I am and stay focused on a positive future. I've come along way since some dark and frightening times nearly destroyed the last remaining shreds of a fragile dignity. I'm very proud that I never gave up Thus, I know, I just know, as I continue to work through my trauma, that one day soon, I will open my front door and embrace all the world has to offer.
I've so much to be grateful for and I thank you for reading this. With respect, Gary.