SIGN OF HOPE- BEAUTIFUL WHITE GULL

Yesterday afternoon at the Fish Pier this unusually nearly all white gull was foraging about. It was so pretty and didn’t seem to mind too much my inching closer to take a photo. I at first thought perhaps it was a leucistic Herring Gull but now think it is a first year Glaucus Gull.

A friend shared the following on fb today. I thought it so true and beautiful-

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

-Wendell Berry

 

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