Friday, March 11, 2011
i live in suburbia near some small woods, so ive seen my fair share of deer over the years. But this winter, a herd of about 14 has moved into my neighborhood. Every day at twilight you can see them walking single file through my neighbor's backyard to another neighbor's house where they feed them. There is one who is always a bit behind, on account of her formerly broken leg. It never healed correctly, so it makes walking quite awkward. At first i felt bad, thinking she was in pain and suffering. Then one day i saw her take off like a shot, easily three times faster than i could ever run. It dawned on me that although her leg made walking cumbersome, she is doing well. I felt better after having realized they are built much hardier than we are. I haven't seen them for several days, but i am sure she is still trucking with the rest of the group. There is no point to this post, just a story i thought i'd share.