An Unexpected Gift of Beauty and Peace
On a cool, crisp, sun-filled morning,
My friend and I were walking.
As we talked, the state of the world filled us with questions and sadness.
Viruses, wars, injustices.
We had no answers.
Only heaviness of soul.
Suddenly my friend said
A beautiful and majestic doe was standing behind a bush
Just a few feet away.
We remained motionless and
Took in her beauty.
After several minutes we slowly moved up the path,
Thinking surely she would flee.
She held her place and gave us more
Peace and wonder.
Did she understand what a gift she gave?
Did she feel our awe?
At first I lamented not having my camera.
Then I knew that this was a moment
To be captured only by the heart.
– Sandra Whitfield