In the distance two deer crossed four lanes of highway, one stopping mid way to wait for the other. So free and alive. They were friends or maybe doe and fawn, it was difficult to tell. The scene brought freedom to my soul. I do hope they escape the savage bulletry of the season. That is my wish for them as a thank you for sharing their beauty with me.
Overhead an eagle flew, landing in a low-lying tree to devour its nourishment before soaring steadily upward. A powerful metaphor for our setbacks and disappointments in life, filling us with hope and strength for the future.
These natural moments, if we choose to experience them, are powerful. Strong enough to erase bad first meetings with people who aren’t exactly as they describe themselves and assume you are ready to go the distance, just by showing up.
November 12th, 2007 at 2:50 am
Maybe the bad meetings and disappointments are placed along our path to make us realize what we really want, what we need…and possibly to help us recognize the good meetings when they come along.
November 12th, 2007 at 11:57 pm
Susan, Well said. I do believe the “real” meeting will be more than I ever expected. Until then, I remain happy and content as life is.