Yesterday I decided to take a side road home from work in the hopes of taking some pictures. I wasn't alone. I came upon a car on the side of the road and could see the occupants were checking out a large flock of wild turkeys. I had cars behind me and decided to drive up, turn around, and then go back.
When I got to the spot, the turkeys were gone, and then the forest started moving and I began to realize I was surrounded by twenty or so deer.
They were all around me, on both sides of the road, just going about their business. I rolled down my windows and began to take photos only to discover my memory card was home in the computer!
I was very limited in the number of shots I could take on my camera's internal drive.
I'll have to go back!
(I told Paul that I can see myself 20 years from now,
still driving on that stretch of road each day searching for the herd of deer, saying
"No, really, it was right here!")
I was actually thinking this is an interesting lesson in impermanence
and being in the moment.
And, thanks to a lovely reader I know the symbolism of the deer totem and I've been thinking about that as well.