The Seeker

In between times …is NOW.


The Dog that left us with joy.

Source: Gentle Doberman Community

Source: Gentle Doberman Community

Sultana came to us
as a puppy with long ears
and short tail.  

The long ears are so
pretty the way they were
we left them untouched.

We loved her to bits
since she was our first pet
our princess.

Spoiled rotten
cannot really get mad
at her loving nature.

Took her outside
for her daily morning rituals
before we go to work.

Came home one day
Sultana is gone
she died young.

No goodbyes

We are left with joy
a joy that only dogs know
how to give happiness.



NatGeo Orphan Elephant

Orphan Elephant

I met this baby elephant while documenting a baby elephant rehabilitation/release program in Assam, India. He had lost his mother in a flood. I spent a lot of time with him and became quite attached. When I finally had to leave, I turned around one more time to look at the building that housed him and saw he had got up on his hind legs and was looking out the window at me. His expression was so strikingly human in that moment and I saw in his eyes something universal and profoundly expressive. Photographed by: Julia Cumes

Editor’s Note:
Julia, Breathtaking and poignant photograph. Your backstory enriches the information and is heart rending – if that is the right word. Thank you, Robin Schwartz

Julia’s photo received over 1,250, the most “I heart it” symbol in the National Geographic assingment “The Animals We Love.”  Congratulations, Julia.


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