Birdy Coffee Chat

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandi

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Chorus of the Dawn. It is a fitting description for the sound that rises with the sun tucked within the treetops ahead of me. The singers seem intent upon planning their day, audibly demarcating territories and communicating with their families where to go eat first. Theirs is a difficult but simple existence, oblivious to how their chatty ways empty my mind of the past’s trivialities, repress the present’s indignation, and focus energy on possibilities of the future.

The hum of the morning commute resonates down the creek to where I sit sipping my hot beverage, threatening to force my attention on the world as it is within my own species.

I prick my ears to the bird gossip instead…and the world slips away.

Just a few minutes is all I need to realize the stuff that should get worked on today, what can be put off until tomorrow, and focusing and growing my joy and attention for the Right Now.

Good Morning, Birdies!

22 thoughts on “Birdy Coffee Chat

      1. It’s always nice to hear from you, Shannon. You DO sound very busy, and I hope it’s a good busy, at least most of the time. I thought of you and Scott and our chance meeting today when we took visitors from Germany to Garden of the Gods. πŸ™‚

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  1. Ethereal sounds! Perfect soundtrack for my cup of lemon tea right about now. “The hum of the morning commute resonates down the creek to where I sit sipping my hot beverage” – this so beautifully written.

    And despite my reservations about Mr Gandhi (giggles), tis a lovely and appropriate quote for the post.

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    1. We in America neither revere nor despise him. He is merely a symbol of a people’s desire to do more with their lives. I’m certain Martin Luther King or the Dalai Lama or the Pope or Buddha have all said something similar.

      This was what I meant by ‘birdy love coming your way,’ Christy! Glad you enjoyed it.

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      1. I live in East Texas so I hear Cardinals, Blue Jays, wrens, woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds and Robins to name a few. I also have a few Road Runners I catch a glimpse of once in a while. It’s a pretty cool area! πŸ™‚

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      2. You are not far from me, and it seems we share many of the same little flitters. I never get bored of the ‘regulars,’ but I am looking forward to when the fall migrants come back through to mix it up a bit.

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    1. Thankfully, you can’t hear the traffic and the lawn crews haven’t started up yet, which is usually around 6:30-7:00a when I recorded this. Thanks for coming by, Misty!

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