lou dog went to the moon

POSTED: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:55 pm

The teen spoke of things he only vaguely understood, but his words echoed teachings far older than Christianity. Centuries would pass between the time Siddhartha Gautama found enlightenment beneath the Bodhi tree and the Christians' legendary prophet walked the earth. It was true Abraham entered the picture around the same time as the Buddha, if one wanted to consider Judaism the foundation of Christianity—but then by the same right, Hinduism would be the forerunner of Buddhism, and that dated back over a millennium BCE. Barrett probably didn't remember enough details (or care) to debate the subject, but he had internalised the salient messages of the philosophy nonetheless: suffering was inevitable, but life itself was a miracle and nothing—good or bad—could last forever.

The subject barely registered on his radar in the first place, however, and he was content to let it slip away. The eagle-eyed hybrid's dire warning was unnerving, and Barry tipped his head slightly as if prompting him to elaborate further. The women in his life had been somewhat inconsistent, but they ran from cool to warm, not sub-zero to infernal hot. But it seemed like any answers would have to wait. Ezekiel slumped over on the couch, and Barrett stared at him strangely for a moment before deciding what to do. He quietly took a hit, rose, placed a blanket over the passed out coyote, and poured a bowl of water for him when he awoke. He left it on the table and went to work out back.

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