Sunday, May 31, 2009

First Breath, First Look, First Steps, First Kiss

I went to check on the garden this afternoon and was fortunate enough to have arrived just as a new calf entered this world. There are some that claim that animals cannot feel, I wish those cynics could have been with me today to witness the tenderness that this new Mother showed towards this tiny new calf who, within about ten minutes was up and about. I will miss this farm when eventually the developers claim all of it. For even now at 40 I am still as moved by this scene as I was when I first saw it when I was ten. There are some experiences that cannot be conveyed in a text book.