I stayed with friends in Woodinville during the six weeks when my balance and dizziness problems were at their worst. Other friends who lived nearby brought meals for me. (Now that I’m back in my Seattle home, one friend is staying with me, and my neighbors are bringing me dinners so that I can have some transition time.) It is wonderful to have the support of so many people.

There are deer in the place I stayed in Woodinville. After I had been there for awhile, I started walking between the house and the front gate. At first, I only made it a third of the way to the gate. On the day before I left, I walked the “round trip” four times in the morning and 2 or 3 times in the evening! And I had cut my time down from 10 minutes per round to 6 minutes.

One day when I was walking, I spotted a deer.

When she saw me, she came closer. She would peek out at me in-between the trees that lined the road. Usually by the time I could get my phone ready to take a photo, she would be looking a different direction. Then she would dart away, only to show up a bit down the road. It felt like a game of peekaboo.

I cropped the photo above two times.

Once the doe reached the part of the road between the front gate and the house where there is no fencing, she ran away. I didn’t see her again that day. But what fun it had been… hopefully for both of us.

6 thoughts on “Peekaboo

  1. Boy, howdy, you have really been through itso happy to hear that friends have come to your aid and provided shelter and mealswe have something like that here in the Fafi area in the form of Meal Train where people can sign up for days and times to deliver food according to a person’s request/tastesit’s a lifesaverso enjoyed your pics of the deerI swear my in-the-city little house and yard have become a deer park of their own – I regularly startle 1 or 2 who have bedded overnight in the backyard and helped themselves to the flower garden buffetsWhen I muse to myself about this, what pops up is their possible attraction to the house on a subtle level from Amma’s presence on the altar and the Om Namah Shivaya chant that plays 9 hours a dayI’ve got a plethora of bunnies, squirrels and now even a few butterflies and a few bumblebees as wellWasps have nested in the eaves of the house and I’ve learned to bless them and leave them alone and they leave me alone as well as perform pollinator duties on the peonies and other blooms around the yard May your returning health continue and thinking of you -xoAditi


    1. the person that organized is calling it a meal train. I didn’t realize that the name of an actual event! It sounds like you have used it. Based on my experience I think it’s fantastic.I’m going to write you later in the day about another aspect of your comment and will send that by email


    1. Thanks Al. I have no doubt that part of the purpose of this experience is for me to learn to ask for and let others support me rather than my normal “I can do it alone” approach!

      From: “Living, Learning and Letting Go” Reply-To: “” Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 11:35 AM To: “” Subject: [Living, Learning and Letting Go] Comment: “Peekaboo”


  2. Om namah shivaya

    Hi Karuna

    What has been happening with your balance? Last I heard you were going to check it out after India. Would love to hear an update. Sending you lots of love from Sydney.




    1. I will send you an email!

      From: “Living, Learning and Letting Go” Reply-To: “” Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 4:29 PM To: “” Subject: [Living, Learning and Letting Go] Comment: “Peekaboo”


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