|Mallard Duck eggs|
Another time I found myself in a very troubling situation with someone I didn't know very well, when out of no where I was instantly calmed by the presence of a cat that had crawled into my lap. And while it didn't change the circumstances there was a comfort in the warmth and love of this tiny being that helped me make it through what was a difficult situation at the time.
And then just last week, my husband and I were invited to a Christmas dinner where I didn't know a single soul, only to sit down in front of a gigantic fish tank! I couldn't wipe the grin off my face at the discovery there were other creatures in the house and the feeling I wasn't alone. I was instantly at ease.
A furry comforter named Tiko
All it takes sometimes is a glimpse of an animal, whether it be wild or domesticated to feel back in touch with myself. A chickadee in a tree, deer in the woods, someone walking their dog and there is a peace that comes over me even if just for that moment. I have even felt this transcendence with insects and plants. Though out of all the beings of the world there is none that compares to when I see one of the canine varieties; who hold a special place in my heart for saving my life several times over and letting me know I am never alone. Isn't that what any animal is a reminder of?
Does anyone else find themselves feeling that instant comfort and sense of belonging when you see pets or animals, even when they aren't your own?