Last night, just as it was getting dark, I was walking toward the car and noticed a deer on the road by the wooded area just up the street. I stopped to say hello. It was two or three car lengths away from me. We stared at each other in the gloaming. And I noticed that it had unusual ears. Enough so that I checked to make sure that it was a deer. It was. With donkey ears. Which it twitched at me.
In retrospect I could have been more surprised, astonished even. But at the time it was that transition time of dusk when anything seems possible and I waved and went on my way.
In the light of morning .... I checked the wooded area. No deer.
And I am left with a wonderful wondering.