Wednesday, February 18, 2009


On my way to the massage therapist yesterday
I drove by these magnificent creatures and
Of course had to stop and take their photo.
One guy was rather close to me and
Graciously stood in place while I captured his image.
I asked my therapist what they were
She said, "Scottish Highland bulls," also
Reporting that other clients had wondered
If they were goats or llamas, both guesses
that left her perplexed at their stupidity.
I defended with, well, some folks lead
very urban lives, but she was having
none of it, pointing out, "This is Durham,"
There are cows everywhere.
Still, I didn't know what they were,
but I could at least define their boviness.
God is in the details
and this moment of wonder and beauty
which I initially passed by but
turned the car around to view
Provided the needed lift I sorely

"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous."
— Albert Einstein (The World As I See It)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What amazing, beautiful animals. How they could be mistaken as anything but bovine is somewhat baffling but many, many people simply do not stop to investigate life. Thanks for the photos. CSA