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Peter Nicholson

I Had No Idea
Hutson sleeps, except when he plays. Our 5-month old Boston Terrier is capable of waking and rambling at just about any hour of the day or night. I envy his spontaneity and ability to languidly snooze at a moment's notice. He bit me the other day, his small sharp puppy teeth puncturing the skin in two small places on either side of my finger. It was my fault. He’s recently learned to fetch, but not let go of the object upon its return. I had snatched it away from him. Understandably, he leapt at my hand in play, and caught my finger before I could pull it away. It hurt, but I didn’t blame him. It could have been worse. I’m not fond of dog metaphors, but there’s a lesson in here somewhere. Allow events to change you. In the 3 months we’ve had him, Hutson has changed my perspective, converted me into more of a “dog person” than I ever imagined becoming. It’s reassuring to know that I can still endure, learn and grow. Earlier this week, Foresight started a new, ambitious project that will challenge us. I want to introduce the client team to Hutson. He’s a deceptively cute agent of change, smart in some ways, basic in others. Encountering the unknown can be both thrilling and anxiety-inducing. We may not emerge unscathed, knowing that in and through the experience, some kind of greater wisdom and deeper humanity might emerge.