The Bird/Santa Anas/Covid November 2020

In so many ways now man is being told by Mother Nature to stand down; to temporarily extricate oneself from his/her hyper-energetic, messing-with-the-world-in-more-ways-than-I-can-count manner and get to a mellow feeling of oneness with the planet.

Fall is here, also a day ago, around two a.m. dog felt an earthquake was coming and tried to warn us. Only we just figured she needed to get outside and pee.

The Bird

Do we give off some vibe that allows animals or plants to say to themselves, “Hey, this human feels our presence now and is not yet intent on killing or eating us, at least, not yet.”

Nature teaches if we choose to listen that –

  • It’s okay to be a human being instead of a human doing. …
  • Good stuff always follows the bad stuff.

I found myself talking to this bird from the safety of a bathroom window while our raging Santa Ana winds blew outside.

And later that day thousands of nearby residents evacuated their homes on account of another California wind fed grass fire.

In a calm low voice I thanked bird for feeling comfortable enough to hang out in my yard.

And now go ahead and seize the moment (and go grab that last sunflower seed!)

The Santa Anas

“The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things, the more they become invisible to us.

That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world; the flowers, trees, the birds, the clouds, and even those we love.

Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.”

– Joseph B. Wirthlin quote