On Facebook one can view some animal or nature footage that one might never see during their life. This short video showed a male lion, mane wild and strong, face primitive but present, relaxing during an orange sunset that met the vast flat plain in the background.
The elements were there; the sky, the land, and the lion, the latter being a combination of elements with a touch of life. Thought did not insert itself into this image. Rather it was the elements that ruled and the lion was one of them. The sky, the sun, the land, the color and a piece of life, all raw in its essence. The lion with life capping off the show.
I suppose this is our gift, to be able to observe and note this one time occurrence, the miracle of it. It will never be again, and we saw it.'s proud grandeur, despite the fact that it's fleeting.
We are left awestruck and appreciative. To witness this one time thing. We are silenced before it's magnitude. We are observers and at the same time participants and our hearts are relieved and thankful.