Four or five weeks ago I heard a flock of geese flying south over my street while I was walking the dogs. I secretly marveled at their ability to know when to leave their summer home and to know where to go when they did. I imagined them flying south from Canada over my house in Colorado to a place to the south, along Texas’ Gulf coast maybe? (I need to research it so I’ll know.)
Roughly a year ago I read an article about how crows — yes the not-so-lowly-after-all crow — remember people who are nice or mean to them. And I’ve been thinking off and on about how little credit we give creatures such as birds…always assuming, of course, that we are so superior to them.
That said, I took a screen shot of this quote by Peter Matthiessen a while back. I wanted to put it up to remind myself to learn more about birds, and to continue to honor and respect the strength and wisdom that’s inherent in the beings around us, even the tiniest ones.
Entry filed under: Musings.