Lounging in a beach chair, gazing out over the water. Enveloped in peace and solitude. Observing the approaching doe. Watching her pass within a few metres. A fawn not far behind. Looking up at me, mama pauses briefly. Making eye contact, we share wordless communication. They then both return to grazing on the tender greens growing along the shore. Quite confident that no harm will come their way. Eventually wandering up the path. Possibly never knowing the sense of awe and gratitude they left behind.