Peering through the glass pane from inside, I just stared. Six deer grazed in our field. A typical sight, yet for some reason I kept watching. Three of them began to run this way and that chasing each other much like dogs would. The rest had moved further from our house intent on feeding. Looking up from play the trio raced toward the others munching. Playfulness aside, the six did what you expect deer to do-they ate. I had no notion that deer play since their very survival depends upon food, yet they wisely balanced work and play. A lesson for all.