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