As I got ready to settle in for the night, I noticed I had some new neighbors. A herd of elk moved in across the road from me.
I stood in the snow watching them with awe. They grazed. Occasionally glanced over at me, but really didn’t me much attention. The younger ones chased each other around.
I noticed that I had stayed out too long watching them as i started to shiver and get cold.
It was at that moment that it occurred to me that it was I who was the new neighbor. This was their house. I’m the one outside of my element. They were having dinner and playing around.
Sometimes we think a little too highly of ourselves as humans. When actually we’re the outsiders looking in.