I recently read a news story about a pair of bald eagles who are nesting on a cell phone tower in Miami.
Birds are amazing creatures, aren’t they?
As humans have stolen practically all the earth’s land, birds have found a way to survive in spite of us. And isn’t it wonderful that they have? In addition to their beauty, they help us by eating insects or vermin. They also help ensure the survival of plants by eating their seeds and then pooping them elsewhere.
But my love of birds is far more selfish. I enjoy the sounds of the woodpecker that lives in our neighbor’s tree. Last month the area was over-run by robins that were taking a break before heading north, bringing hope of spring to all. Sometimes the gulls fly by and sing their song that reminds me of the beach, even though I live several blocks from the bay.
It’s the sound of birds that remind me that life is more than slaving away inside concrete buildings for a pittance. Real living takes place outside. And if you can’t afford a forest to enjoy it it in, a cell phone tower will do just fine.
What life lessons do birds offer you?