I love to walk in the woods, just taking in nature. Searching for any little sign of anything new that I did not see the last time I walked on that particular path. After seeing deer tracks and signs of deer passing through an area, I begged Camo Man to let me return later to sit in his deer stand with my camera. That afternoon I nagged him until he took me back to this stand. The stand is placed in a tall pine with a homemade latter that is chained to the tree. How excited I was as I started to climb. The anticipation of the great photos that I would surely take. Photos of the buck that I had never been seen before except on a hunting camera.
I was on my way to the top when to my horror my foot slipped. My heart beating so fast I looked to see where to place my foot next. All of a sudden I feel this comforting hand with light pressure on my butt. Camo Man stating "I am right here, it is ok go on you only have two steps left." Poor guy, I almost stepped on all his fingers and head as I descended. I just could not get down fast enough. I climbed down and apologized that I nagged him all day and now could not make it to the top of the stand. He was so patient and wanted me to try again with encouraging words. I just could not climb back up that tree.
So time was ticking and he needed to get to his stand. He wanted me to just sit with him, but I knew that would not work.
Oh the moon, what a welcome sight. It meant that in moments Camo Man would be back to find me waiting to get back to the camp to warm up.
Sitting there was not a waste. What did I learn? The lesson is how I should watch out what I long for, even nag for, cause after given the opportunity being at the top just may not be the right thing for me. And I did not know that cute little squirrels could screech so much. Try to find a the bigger meaning in even the smallest lesson.