The possibility that comes with light
As I was running in the pre-dawn dark I heard birds singing their morning song. The unique call of the Australian Magpie, the pure melody of the Butcher Bird.
In our Southern Hemisphere spring, I have a Butcher Bird who sits outside my bedroom window and sings love songs well before first light. It is hard to be angry when woken by love songs sung with such purity and intensity. (The polarity of the sound of the Butcher Bird is that this bird is quite a predator.)
I felt gratitude towards my warbling friends. Their song interrupted a stream of thoughts that had taken me down into a darker place.
The things that birds do at dawn, sing, and so beautifully, pulled my attention back to here. Back to a whole world waking up for a new day. To the possibility that comes with light.
To beauty, once again, saving the world. My world. Our world. If we let it.
Beautiful world. Loving it. Respecting it. Partnering with it.
This, at least this, is what our future asks us to do today.
Photo taken July 11th 2021