As I walk through the woods and watch as the birds swiftly dance from tree to tree, I’m struck with awe. Always in formation, always in balance, they rely on one another to move forward, and they return to those who’ve fallen behind. And despite our best efforts to bring ugliness and shame to this planet, they resist, and respond with more compassion, and more love. They remain centered and steady, pointed always towards that which comes naturally. Let me be their student.


ps. photo and words by me.