I looked up mockingbird in Ted Andrews’ Animal Speak. He says the keynote of the mockingbird is “Finding your sacred song.” In these days when the mockingbirds are singing from treetops in every hollow and on every hilltop, I wish you that finding. May your song rise clear into the air.
1. Deer and lion and rabbit and Suzy. Messages of compassion and courage and listening.
2. We managed to catch Pepita without too much trouble after she ran across the street and under the grumpy neighbor’s forsythia bush. And we have a sort of funny story out of it.
3. I feel so good about what I accomplished today, all that mowing and making supper (Shepherd’s Pie) and spending time with a friend–and the children didn’t melt down and fall apart in the meantime.
4. The way swallows climb the sky. How they beat their wings against the wind and rise up it.
May we walk in Beauty.