In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Peaceful deer

The deer who visit the back orchard these days let me come quite close before they decide it's time to run away. They are alert but not afraid.They remind me of the deer that were said to surround the Buddha as he sat beneath his tree. Those Buddhist deer are called Listening Deer, because they were so peaceful and attentive to the presence of the Buddha.
But this deer is searching for windfall apples instead of wisdom, as far as I can tell.

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