There is something about peace and nature.
Last night, after I sat with my family watching and listening to the prayer service in Connecticut after the shooting, my niece noticed a group of deer walking through our yard to our neighbors.
“Look at all the deer walking into the neighbors yard,” she said.
“Oh,” as I looked back there.
The reflections on the windows were making it hard for me to see them clearly.
“There are like 8 deer walking through,” she said.
I got up to look and saw the last deer in the group walking through the pathway of bushes, in between the bright holidays lights, to the other side.
It stopped and looked over in my direction.
My heart was filled with peace. It was as if I could feel the warmth of the deer and it’s heart.
I was reminded in that moment how important it is to be in nature. To look at the natural world, to connect with animals. To be in nature.
The deer then put it’s head down and continued to walk through the path of lights and bushes to the other side.
How important is it to be in nature?
What is it about nature that brings instant peace and solace?