Awareness of Vitality
an excerpt from Live Beautifully: A Book to Sit With, by Doris Wedige
Reflections on an encounter with royalty...
One day I was raking and burning leaves on a gorgeous autumn day. I glanced up and there before me was the most majestic white tail buck I had ever seen. He was a real beauty. He stood before me sniffing the air, my lavender hand lotion and the smoke from the fire blowing directly toward him.
We stood facing each other for quite some time. I was struck by his curiosity and by his beauty. He seemed to pose his large body just like you see on a hunter’s magazine cover. He stood in the sunshine with his head turned toward me to show off his splendid 8-point rack.
Although he was physically beautiful, I think what has stayed with me the most was his strong demeanor. He was gentle and yet powerful. He was alert and yet calm.
I too want to be a beautiful creature. I want to embody a splendid mix of energies. I want to be a soft and loving woman and yet a powerful matriarch. I want to be quiet and gentle and yet strong and wise.