Behind my daughter’s apartment complex is a field.
Once upon a time, it was most certainly part of narure’s Great Hardwood Forest; later most likely a farmer’s corn field. Eventually, this place will probably be developed into some kind of space for suburban living.
But for now, it’s nothing more or less than a field. Butterflies flit among the grasses and. birds swoop just above them. Rabbits may run in the longer bits of grass, and deer come out of the nearby woods at dawn and dusk to graze.
Gracie loves this field. We took her there multiple times each day and every time, she leaped and pranced and strutted with delight.
And it makes me happy that I can make her happy with such a simple thing as a field.