West of Eureka, Nevada
Less Human Sightings
Curtis asked why it’s so common to see two horses, standing side-by-side, head to tail. We see this in the countryside when we come upon a ranch—which is rare in the desert.
“From what I can see, the horses are poised to help each other by using their tails to get the flies off the other horse’s face,” I said. “It’s a kind gesture, isn’t it?”
Curtis nodded in agreement. Yes, I’m truly gaining a greater awareness of animals. Antelope especially. And rabbits are everywhere, both dead and alive. I see, also, a more frequent appearance of scat, or dung—both fresh and dry—from coyotes. Personally, I would rather see evidence of natural death for the bunnies, over mishaps from under the wheels. For deer, I can say, without a doubt, there’s an easy two dozen bodies per day. https://instagram.com/p/BX9OxdbF4N2/ https://instagram.com/p/BXwtRIbF1dJ/
In Ely, our satellite station for so many days, the deer were practically walking with me on the sidewalks of the town’s tiny business district. That was before dawn, of course.
I had to come off the highway early today, for the drive to Las Vegas, where I’ll catch the Vancouver plane early tomorrow. For a break, our crew stopped by a rest area for wrap prasadam. There we saw warning signs for rattlesnakes. I took advantage of the minutes during wrap-prep to read out loud some verses of the Gita. Here’s one.
“When a sensible person ceases to see different identities, which are due to different material bodies, he/she attains to the Brahman conception. Thus he/she sees that beings are expanded everywhere.
Bhagavad-gita As It Is Chapter 13, Verse 31
May the Source be with you!