What is the most wonderful thing you've ever seen?  

634694u 46M
257 posts
10/18/2005 10:06 pm

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What is the most wonderful thing you've ever seen?

What is the most wonderful thing you've ever seen? I have been so blessed to have seen so many wonderful things, people and places. I think my favorite visual memory was watching the sunrise on New Years Day, 1991 outside of Livermore, Colorado.

I was staying at my girlfriends ranch that night and just happened to wake-up early the next morning. I strolled through the house over the creaky old wood floors and grabbed a cup of coffee in an old tin-cup. She really lived the cowboy life, right down to the coffee cups! She was fun, grey eyes, and waist-long, silky, brown straight hair. hmm.......I used to cover my chest and neck with her hair. nothing better.

I warmed my hands with the cup for a while as I gazed out the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. Something drew me to the front door, the little voice in my head said "go ahead, go out" I grabbed my old down jacket and slipped my boots over my PJ's and stepped out into the cold, brisk morning air. There was not a sound to be heard.

I slowly strolled around the porch to east side and froze in my tracks. About 100 feet from me were some small deer. They were standing near the broken cat-tails of the pond behind the house. The pond covered in ice, the surrounding hills and pine trees sprinkled with frost were stunning enough but what I saw next was over-whelming.

The deer saw me but didn't move. I watched them as the haze of their breath filled the air around their bodies. With my coffee still steaming in the cup, I witnessed the sun rise directly behind the cold, motionless creatures. Slowly, it broke the dawn and raised up right behind them. Turning their brown and white bodies into black silhouettes of natures finest. I smiled and to this day have never seen anything that brought out a calm as that morning.

The sun became blinding and the deer scampered away shortly after but somehow I felt like they waited for me. They waited just long enough for me to see what needed to be seen. The calm I feel right now, even 14 years later is priceless. I have not seen her in nearly 14 years either but maybe the time we shared was just as priceless,
Every-time I think of that morning, I think of her too. She was good woman, as rare as the deer waiting for me that crisp morning.


Synn74 42F
1206 posts
10/19/2005 1:00 pm

the very 1st moment I saw my daughter seconds after being born by C-Section

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634694u 46M

10/19/2005 4:15 pm

Child birth trumps all. Nothing better!

Synn74 42F
1206 posts
10/19/2005 6:46 pm

well to a mom anyways..I know plenty of dad's who can't say that cause they passed out..lmao

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(Princess Lips)

11/3/2005 7:52 am

have the gift of seeing deer almost daily...

and it is a gift...

Saw a huge buck one day running across a turf farm- so powerful, graceful, was really beautiful...


634694u 46M

11/3/2005 11:36 am

Wildlife rule the outdoors of my new home here in New Hampshire. The trash eating racoons are beginning to piss me off a little though! They actually open my trash cans and dig-in!

frbnkslady 48F
6183 posts
11/20/2005 2:34 pm

No, nothing can compare to motherhood...
But I do have a 2nd.. I live where I am graced with the Auror Boralis. The sights we are blessed with are nothing short of awe inspiring. I can watch them dance for hours on end, no matter how cold it is outside. It brings a sense of peace to you to just watch them. A calm you didn't know you needed. A major weight being removed from your shoulders to watch something so wonderful.
I love watchingthe wildlfie we have hear.. and we also have our characters like your racoons..I find nothing more wonderful then watching a new calf moose with their mom, nothing so damn ugly should be so damn cute...LMAOO


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