Yesterday Trump tweeted his admiration for the German Shepherd that ran into the cave after the ISIS leader,
But earlier, in his news announcement about the death, he said that “he died like a dog.”
This “crude” remark was then gleefully picked up by all sorts news media.
So, was his admiration a correction of sorts to his “died like a dog” comment? Or does it show Trump’s ambivalence towards the animal most Americans cannot help but love? Remember, after all, that the word “dog,” spelled backwards, is “god”!
The Washington Post, not my favorite newspaper, way back in February published an interesting story of Trump’s history with dogs, and his feeling that getting a dog in the White House would be “phony,” since he would only do it for the optics.
He is also quoted there as saying, “How would I look walking a dog on the White House lawn?”
Well, I have to admit, I did giggle at the thought.
But what would be more interesting, much more interesting, in fact downright revolutionary, forever deepening Trump’s presidency by altering his relationship with his own body and the Earth from which it was formed and to which it shall one day return, would be for him to do as I have imagined, intended, and repeated here, for months, and now with this addendum:
“If Trump would only walk barefoot in the forest, on mushrooms, WITH A DOG.”
I did do exactly that way back when I was in my early 30s, in an old growth forest near Mendocino with a collie, and I can attest that walking in an altered state through primeval surroundings with a dog deepens the already altered experience profoundly.
I think Joe M is right when he tweeted this today:
But Trump’s continuing ignorance of his own body and its relationship with Earth, while utterly typical of most Americans, is the one relationship he needs to make before I will say that, at least up to this point, despite tremendous ongoing opposition, he is the greatest American president, by far.
Because, if he did WAKE Up to this primordial connection, can you imagine how his already lightning-fast intuitive mind would soar? How his maestro business head would wrap itself around the idea of All Americans connecting with the earth through their own bodies? Of all of us working to recognize, honor, and restore Earth to her glory?