Alien

During the first hour of my stay at Serenbe, we came face to face through the screen on the back porch.

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From that moment on we became friends???   She magically appeared whenever we went for walks, grazing in the grass nearby, bantering to herself or frolicking with a sibling.  Then she gradually came closer, first a blur of white galloping across our path, then just a few steps ahead of us and suddenly quietly standing close by my side chewing on grass, even stepping on my toe.

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I remember looking at her wide set bulbous eyes and long narrow snout thinking, “what an odd alien face”, but as time went by, I began to observe her long graceful neck, the feathered  white hair that swirled on the top of her head and she became adorable, mischievous, even beautiful.

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“For us, the winds do blow,

The earth doth rest, heaven move, and fountains flow;

Nothing we see, but means our good,

As our delight, or as our treasure;

The whole is either our cupboard of food,

Or cabinet of pleasure.”

…..George Hubert

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