i don't know if any one reads these, but i'm going to start writing them again, for myself. as an introvert, who is forced into dealing with people all day every day, i find my respite in two ways: first, nature - i find my calm in the silence and peace. i get a chance to think and replenish my heart. second, fostering pups that don't have a home. it warms my heart to give a voice for those who have none, and to take them on a journey that ends with them finding their home. i've learned so much about the depth of the human heart, about kindness and about love from a very special person. riggs, pictured here, is one of the many broken souls she's revived. she made him whole. she inspires me to be better every day . . .