On Monday I made a post with - as I saw it - no particular point to it. Mostly I just wanted to post a picture of a fawn in my campsite.
But I guess I was wrong. I guess I did have a point. As Occupational Adventure reader Whitney observed...
Curt, I think the lesson and wisdom to be found here is the restorative power of meditation, connecting with nature, and purely living in the moment.
There's a specific meditation out there (forget the name of it) where you put yourself in a dark room with a candle and focus on that candle and the small perimeter of light it throws out. Sitting in the dark woods staring at the campfire isn't too far off.
In seeing the fawn and stopping to spend time watching it, you reminded yourself that there is still innocence and gentleness in the world. In posting the fawn's picture, you reminded us of that as well.
When you looked for the fawn upon your return, you remained in touch with your compassion -- you looked for the fawn, presumably, to make sure it was okay. In your assumption that it was retrieved by its mother, you focused on something nurturing and hopeful instead of assuming the worst. By sharing it with us, you've reminded us to be compassionate, nurturing, and helpful.
I love you guys! I love all the insights you bring (both already shared and potential). Sometimes I get caught up in feeling like I have to be the one with the pithy nuggets o' wisdom to share. This was a fabulous reminder that my voice is just one in the choir.
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM