Day 25: Beauty in a broken world

You may be saying, “Awww, what a sweet little deer,” as you look at this photo of a young deer in its winter coat. And I might, too, if the deer weren’t in a neighbor’s garden, along with seven of its friends, out for an evening of culinary browsing.

A young deer, fuzzy in its winter coat, watches me.

So what you and I see may be different. I see a marauder, a cute one, but a marauder all the same. The deer are a menace to my garden, and I do not wish them well.

A friend out walking her dog scattered the herd recently and then saw me. “So much for having any flowers this summer,” she said, with sadness in her voice. We have other neighbors who toss apples in their yard to encourage the deer to visit (as if they needed any encouragement at all). I suppose this is a fine example of “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

Join me in the hunt for beauty?
Where do you see beauty in a broken world? Want to add your own images during the 31-day journey? If so, feel free to comment below with your Instagram handle, and tag your Insta posts with #beautyinabrokenworld. You’ll find me there @pixofhope.

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