If ever a photo captured the true nature of a soul and the pure joy of a moment, it is this one.
Taken probably five years ago, and recently rediscovered in a dark corner of my Dropbox, this shot captures six-ish-year-old Ranger riding in the backseat of our Toyota Yaris. With his head completely out of the wide-open window, fur blown back in a river of red, his expression reveals the ecstasy of scent and sensation he must be feeling.
Thank you, dear Ranger, for reminding me to breathe deep, to savor every moment for what it's worth, and to always, always, ride with the windows down.
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Photo credit to Tessa, who knows exactly when to snap the shutter.