Thursday, April 14, 2016
Maybe the term is overused, especially when it comes to describing human affairs. Or maybe not, I don't know.
Definition of miracle, according to Merriam-Webster dot com:
1 : an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs
2 : an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment
3 : a divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law
So, a couple of things that I'm willing to call miraculous. The first two videos are of the same cow-calf pair; a freshly born calf up and about circa 30 minutes after being born. I kind of rainbow-duded the long video, sorry 'bout that. The spirit of the miracle was upon me.
The third video is, imo, waaaaayyyy cool. Without question a miracle in my book. This is the first time I've ever seen a long-tailed weasel on the ranch. I've known, theoretically, that they could be present, but I've never before seen one, or seen signs of one. I really don't have the words or the skills to tell you how lovely it was to see this creature. Nor how wonderful it was that it let me take pics and video. Just pretty darn cool, and for my purposes, meets definition two above. A sub-miracle, perhaps, is that I was able to keep my yap shut while filming the weasel.
Hope for me yet? Perhaps.