My friend Ben is a poet, and a damn fine one. I read a poem of his recently, "Summation", about what it means to be a person, at the end of another year. Dogs have it easier than we do. But we get by just fine.
I was so moved by it, that I decided my final gratitude of the year, which is for him, his poetry, and our friendship, would be to record it read aloud, and share it with you.