March 3: Thoughts for the Day

Day before yesterday, I watched a large flock of small birds perform amazing group acrobatics in the sky.  The birds seemed to be one large undulating mass of dots, moving first one direction, then turning sharply in another.  As this mass of coordinated feathers moved through the air, the density of the mass grew then shrank then grew again, seeming at times to be a dark disk, then becoming almost invisible as the light caught it differently as it made a sharp turn.  Members of human society are unable to adjust and adapt as quickly as those birds.  We would be far better off if we could.

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"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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2 Responses to March 3: Thoughts for the Day

  1. Trish says:

    Speak of birds, as spring arrived early here, just the other week out came a favorite…the hummingbirds! I was sitting in garden at day break, sipping my café. Incredible how those little buggers zip around. I liken them to the UFO’s of the bird world with the way they maneuver! The next day a baby hummingbird zinged its way through the garden…at first I’d thought it a large bumblebee! It was still partially with fuzz which was mixed with feathers! Cute, it was! This week, the robins have arrived. Interesting, for though they are native to Mexico in some regions, only in the last 10 years have they begun to show up in the city, and abundantly so. Yes, John and Susanne, alas, we could learn much…

  2. Susanne says:

    Humans could learn so much from nature. But we don’t.

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