Deer Force In Santa Rosa
This was in the late 70’s and it was a beautiful time of year to visit our friend Rebecca up in Santa Rosa. She
was a fledgling designer and had begun her own business in this plush northern California community.
Rebecca was a self-assured self-starter, and viewed herself as a cutting edge person. She was forever on
diets, yet never showed results from any one of them. We had a nice casual visit with her, very relaxing, and
among other things we went into town one night to the local movie theater. ‘Comes A Horseman’ with Jane
Fonda and James Caan was the only flick playing.
With my being dedicated to running in those days, the next morning at daybreak I took a jog around the
nearby lake. It was misty and cool and I soon found my jogging rhythm. Suddenly and much to my
amazement, a group of deer, five or six, were running right along side of me. I never saw them coming - they
just appeared. This lasted for a about a minute until they veered off in another direction. They seemed to
have little awareness of me and I have wondered if it was because I was running too. That euphoric
experience has never left me. All I could hear was a soft swoosh.
Wild things. God’s things. I’m dumbfounded when I think about it. I think I’ll look for Habakkuk when I fly
away and we’ll have a discussion up there in the next dimension. He’ll know what they were up to.