Each gratitude post is of an event in my recent past, a few days to a few weeks, both allowing me to better understand my experience and to grant myself the time for that without rushing 😊
This gratitude evolved from a walk in our neighborhood March 23, 2019 –
This image from Butler Park is as close as I have to my bird adventure on my morning walk today around the old Austin neighborhood of Bouldin.
My creaky 68 year old body was just beginning to limber into a gentle loping pace when an early spring breeze rustled the large shrub trees I was passing releasing a chirping wind of tiny birds with robin like combs atop their heads. Instinctively I reached for my phone to catch a shot but knew before my hand reached my pocket the moment was gone.
Like kids on a playground the tiny birds in a flap one direction and curled mid-stream another, finding a taller further tree to escape my senior pace on the sidewalk.
What I noticed most wonderfully was that they didn’t just flap their wings and move pendulum like through the air, driven by their momentum, but rather, in mid-curl I spotted one then two then three tiny birds eye my direction, chirp sharply, sending the whole group further than I think they’d first anticipated.
For one moment I was in the air with them swinging in their own winged-current.
For a moment I’d shared in their shared instinctive moment.
In that moment that’s all there’d been – that “now” 🙂
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