“There is so much hope, promise, synchronicity, joy, birth and rebirth, peace, quiet, and joy surrounding us at any given moment. And if we don’t see it on the outside because of where we are standing, we can always turn inward and find it there.”
(From “Beep! Beep! Get Out Of My Way: Seven Tools For Living Your Unstoppable Life”
I wrote the above words last year after an incident in my garden.
Early one morning, I was sitting in a chair in the garden outside my bedroom door when I heard a *whoosh!* by my head. At first I wasn’t sure what it was. “Was that a bird?“ That made me think there must be a bird’s nest nearby. Whatever it was seem to originate from a candleholder hanging from the eaves in the patio rafters above my head. Without peeking in and disturbing anything, I held my phone camera high above my head over the candleholder and pointed it downward, not knowing what it might capture. When I looked at the photo, sure enough, there were five small light blue eggs and the bird that have flown by was the mama to those eggs.
How marvelous to have something so precious and unexpected within a few steps from my door!
Discovering the nest felt like a call to slow down. How many things are ready to birth right in front of us? How much beauty is hidden just out of view but available if we search just a little bit?
Photo cred: Catherine DeMonte