Yes to the petting dogs especially! But I loved the way this flowed, the innocence and wonder and dream-like quality it has... something that seems far away and unattainable now. Following bugs and not having to second guess going out in public. Living without knowing fear. Without worrying about each step we take, each touch, each decision we make from now on. Not knowing what life has in store for us but being at peace with it, instead of this waiting period where we just hope to taste that "freedom" soon.
It's so easy to take things for granted. Thank you for reminding us of the joy (and humility) in cherishing the simple moments.