A ribbon of water only inches deep separates a quaffed garden from Gaia’s wild unkempt landscape. Hidden amongst logs, within towering trees and in secluded glens her children live out their lives often unseen by human eyes. But today the veil was lifted and for a moment in time I was invited in…
When William Shakespeare said “The Eyes are the window to your soul, he was no doubt talking about the human soul. To equate a soul to an animal can become quite a contentious debate. Having spent my adult life in stewardship to our Mother Earth I absolutely believe all her children have souls. When I look into their eyes I see their connection to the earth, an understanding of this place they call home. Their connection is often deeper than ours. They are part of a web many of us have turned away from. Take a moment and try to connect as they do.
With wine in hand we made our way to the lower gardens readying ourselves to toast the Autumnal Equinox. The balance in the universe was about to touch the earth if only for a brief moment in time. All was in harmony in the gardens.
They did not run, instead they walked toward me curious to see this creature who was observing them as closely as they were observing me.
Only when I could no longer remain still did the mother snort and all disappeared into the trees.