And this is the beauty that I drove away from the other night before coming up to Scott and Dot. This sweet and wonderful soul surrounded by absolute magnificence. It tells the story of the ebb and flow of sanctuary: the breathtaking highs and shattering lows, that bring you to the deepest of emotional levels.
Technically this night was just another dinner feed, but there’s never a moment that is ‘just’ anything here. There is so much joy that can be derived from five minutes if you sit back and take it all in. As you see Rana approach, it’s remarkable how much easier it is for her to move since her arrival, the strength she shows with each confident step. Then she gets closer and you can feel her softness, her appreciation for this life, her utter gratitude. Looking at her surroundings reminds you of where she was just a few months ago and the struggles of decades of her existence, which seem like a lifetime ago; and it suits her beautifully. The shift in light, the reflections on the clouds, the damp smell of nighttime coming closer, the chatter of all of the birds going off to bed, every ounce of it remarkable. Then back to Rana and all you feel is absolute pride and love.
Every single one of us here at the sanctuary, human, elephant, dog, rooster, anta, horse, etc. are all blessed for the time we can share this space and the gifts it brings. #SanctuaryforAll
And yes, cabbage is a favorite of hers
June 8, 2019