"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Monday, August 22, 2011

Loss, Loyalty, and Love

Some photos are so powerful. In one shutter click, a moment is captured that would otherwise be blinked away, and the lesson in that moment lost.

Even as I believe that, I can't remember the last time I simply looked at a photo and cried.

That happened when I saw the photo above tonight.

This was the caption below it:  During Navy Seal Jon Tumilson's funeral yesterday, his trusted canine friend Hawkeye guarded him one last time.

So heartbreaking.

Here is a video capturing the moment live:

To read more about the brave Navy SEAL who gave his life in service to our country, click here.

I hope Petty Officer Jon Tumilson is resting in peace, and that his faithful companion Hawkeye is being given lots of extra love tonight.


Eva Gallant August 23, 2011 at 7:43 AM  

That was indeed, heartbreaking!

LorrieD August 23, 2011 at 2:04 PM  

That photo absolutely breaks my heart, being as I am a huge dog lover. It reminded me of when my sister was killed and the first time I went to visit her horse.. I swear he had tears rolling down his face. She had horses, dogs, and cats. Her husband quickly got rid of all of the animals that she loved so dearly. Me thinks the fact that he remarried 4 months later and was laughing like crazy just weeks after the funeral gives weight to the fact that he wasn't very upset about losing her.... but at any rate, her animals, I believe, grieved for the mom that they loved that never returned. Poor Hawkeye. ='(


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