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Wonder

Don’t you like how some things never seem to lose their sense of wonder? I took a walk with my dog this morning and as we rounded the corner from our house– there stood three deer on the side of the road. Bisbee and I stopped walking and just stood there, quietly watching them. One of the deer saw us almost immediately and we all stood in silence watching each other. Finally, the other two deer glanced up and saw us observing them as well. The five of us stood there for another minute just watching each other—motionless. Eventually each deer slowly began to make his way over to the trees lining the side of the road and with one graceful jump over the ditch disappeared into the woods.

I have come across deer on my walks so many times I have lost count, but for some reason it still makes me pause. Every time I catch a glimpse of these creatures, it still fascinates me. I love how certain things in life have this affect on me. Some things just never get old- the ocean, a sunset, my son’s laugh, and catching a glimpse of deer while taking a walk.

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. -Albert Einstein