by Artist Eye
I take great pleasure in the gifts of nature that I often encounter when I go walking, so much so that sometimes I go looking for them. Like today, I was really hoping I would see a deer along the path where I have recently seen some. When they weren’t there I was surprised at my own disappointment. I didn’t realize how much I was counting on their being there. I thought to myself, “I’m a little tired today, I guess I was looking for a lift.” It also occurred to me that a little unresolved disagreement needed to be addressed . . . a weight I didn’t need to keep carrying around. That confession made and that resolution made, an entire family of White-tailed deer broke from the cover of a thicket right in front of me and went leaping across the fields with unspeakable beauty and grace.