Just Right

For whatever reason, I was feeling a bit agitated late yesterday afternoon, so I thought it my serve me well to get some fresh air and exercise. Thirty minutes later, I found myself at one of my current favorite spots on the planet, leaning against and staring mindlessly out into nature through the wooden railing of a bridge spanning a narrow stream. After a short while, some movement in my field of vision snapped me out of my trance, and I watched in awe as two beautiful deer made their way cautiously across the shallow water, pausing occasionally to check their surroundings before scampering up the bank and disappearing into the woods. It was then that I had one of those rare moments when everything felt just right. For the enlightened among us, perhaps it’s always so. But for an ordinary, unenlightened soul such as myself, the few seconds of presence provided a welcomed and refreshing change of pace.