I opened the French doors to my tiny balcony just slightly. The rain had finally stopped and I wanted to get some fresh air. I laid out my yoga mat on the hotel room floor, and began doing one of my favorite routines. As I lay there, knees to one side and head turned to the other, I felt as though someone were watching me. I slowly turned my head towards the French doors and was surprised to see quite a large peahen perched on the railing of my balcony, staring down at me. Very quietly, I stood up, picked up my phone, and snapped a picture through the crack in the two doors. The peahen simply continued to stare at me, then slowly turned and flew away.



10 thoughts on “Watched

  1. This feels like something out of a dream or magic realist novel. I’ll bet there’s some obscure Jung volume dedicated to the symbolism of spontaneous peahen visitations. Regardless, that must have been quite a moment.

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