An unexpected guest

When I visit my daughter and her family in St. Louis, there’s not a waking moment without happy action. So, when I volunteered to take one of the girls out for a stroll one day, I grabbed my camera, merely as an afterthought.

This particular day was a cold one, and I was on a familiar road, so I didn’t really expect to spend time looking for scenes to shoot. But just a few steps from the house, I glanced up a neighbor's driveway to see this deer. It was framed perfectly by the trees surrounding it and looked so majestic there at the top of the slope. I could see that the deer was on alert, but I was struck by the utter calm and elegance of its attentiveness. Immediately, I thought of the phrase from Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, which begins: “Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses,…” And I snapped one frame.

Testimony of Healing
Healed of smoking habit
March 21, 2011

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