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Monday, September 24, 2012


Surprise.  Surprise carries sorrow or delight or sometimes both.

There is surprise and delight when sighting a red fox as it stalks insects, beetles or grasshoppers, perhaps voles or mice in the golden grass of a sand dune.  There is also sorrow or empathy for the captured prey, if it happens to be a small bird, or bird's eggs or turtle's eggs.

Life is full of surprises, full to the brim with delights and sorrows.

On the days when sorrow fills the cup, may there be equal measure of delight.  May the two find balance, this equilibrium which all of life seeks.

 Oh but, isn't this red fox gorgeous?

Text written in colour will take you to another site with additional information if you click on it.  These photos were taken by my sister and brother-in-law, last week as they vacationed in Darnley PEI.


Deborah Carr said...

Foxes are such inquisitive, playful creatures. And so incredibly photogenic. They seem to love the fields and dunes of PEI.

You are right - for every joy, every appreciation, there is a corresponding shadow or loss. Life, I guess is finding acceptance of both.

Carol Steel said...

Thanks for your comment, Deborah.
I always feel like I've been given a gift when I see a fox dancing and floating over the fields.

And yes, life is about accepting both delight and sorrow, and the journey toward balance.