Friday, November 10, 2006


Deer Totems
Buck in the Forest

Deer is a keen observer, enabled to see well in low lighting and its sensitive hearing allows it to perceive a twig snap in the distance. For the first few days of life a fawn hardly moves, hidden by the color of its coat from predators. Once it can stand, it follows its mother around to learn how to survive. The graceful movement and gentle nature of these creatures show us the innocence of nature.

Deer is a messenger of serenity, can see between shadows and hear what isn't being said.

Deer teaches us to maintain our innocence and gentleness so we can share our open-heartedness with others.

although, between messing my ankle, and breaking a plate in half while trying to keep it from falling off a counter, graceful is not the word i would use...

anyhow, there is the most beautiful moon sitting in the sky today, not hiding from us on the other side of the world. i like that.

i took a ride past my old houses this morning. i lived in three houses, all on the same street over a period of 19 years, on and off. the final house was right across the street from the back of bellfaire. my mom bought it when i was 14, i moved out when i was 17, but in 1998, my mom got hired by university in new jersey and did not want to sell until she was tenyered. as for me, i was one year past learning i had multiple sclerosis, and really needed some help. so i moved into the house and mom moved to jersey. i then sold the house in january of '03 (and what a pain in the butt it is to sell a house and move)

however, i tell this story to talk about deer. driving past the house, i almost ran into another all the years i lived on milton road, i never, ever saw a deer. ever. but this morning, at the corner of milton and washington, one came bounding into the street and right acrtoss into another back yard. i started to drive home, but back tracked and the woman who lived at the house where the deer went told me that ever since they ripped up the small patch of woods there to build more cottages for the school, there are deer in her yard daily, eating her plants.

so in the past few years, in the suburbs of cleveland ohio, they have ripped up woods in university heights for housing troubled teens, a huge patch of woods at cedar and richmond for yet another upscale shopping mall, and again, the huge area of woods to build high end condos on brainard by chagrin....and yet the city dies.

where are our priorities?

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