I woke up tired this morning. I hate it when that happens...
I was also feeling rather blue. It was raining, cold and dark at midnight. I was dreading going in to work... one of those days where I was thinking about just driving away... just chuck it all, pack the car and drive away.
I started my drive towards work in a dismal mood. I'm tired. I'm tired of this job. I'm tired of everyone there treating me as if I just fell off a turnip truck. I'm tired of having to fight for everything I want, for everything that I need. I'm tired of feeling like a schmuck because sometimes I am just too darned tired to fight.
I feel old, exhausted and completely used up.
When I got out to the main road to head out of town and into Twilight I realized that I really couldn't see the road very well due to the rain, so I switched on my bright lights.
That's when I saw LEGS!
I instantly hit the brakes hoping I wouldn't slide and my first thought was 'what in the world are people doing crossing this road at THIS hour?'...
By then I was going slow and had gotten close enough to see that they were deer... two beautiful doe just meandering in the right hand lane.
I was at a stop... really didn't matter... there was nobody else out... so I just sat there for a moment to watch them.
The deer here are really quite tame. They don't seem to be afraid of people or cars.
They walked back and forth, nosed each other, looked up at me, then went back to walking again, almost as if they were putting on a show.
I was in awe... What an incredible sight!
I wasn't grinding my teeth anymore. My headache had gone away. I no longer felt old. My thoughts were free of aggravations.
It was like a moment of clarity came over me, (or perhaps insanity, ha!) as I just got this overwhelming feeling that I was supposed to see this today.
Even when everything is totally rotten, a small glimpse of beauty can change the way you see your world.