Sunday, May 19, 2013
While driving through rolling Wisconsin countryside the other day, I came upon one of those quintessential Midwest farmland scenes of Holstein cows leisurely passing the time in a field of green. The vibrancy of the black and white cows against the bright green grass and the bucolic, calming nature of it all almost made me pull over to the side of the road long enough to take it all in, as if carefully studying the details of a painting in a gallery. I feel fortunate to live in an area where such a pastoral scene is more the commonplace than the unusual, but that particular day, it was a special gift to see our beautiful world operating at a slower pace. At that moment, everything seemed right with the world.