Saturday, July 25, 2009

A day with the birds

Here's today's meditation for you:

Meditation 181

Today I take
a fresh sheet
of paper
for my thoughts –

the creamy space
waiting in its emptiness
for the inky pattern
to come.

Like the ancient stones
Joshua places
in the conquered Jordan

as a marker
of everything
to be remembered

and everything we seek.

A lazy start to this morning, which has been nice. How I do love a lie-in. We've then spent the rest of the day in Titchfield Haven enjoying the rather nice weather (not much rain! occasional sunshine, well gosh!) and admiring the birds -which have been more numerous than we expected for this time of year. We managed to spot green sandpipers, common sandpipers, black-tailed godwits, common terns, dunlin, a wren, whitethroats and willow warblers. Marvellous. The only slight downside is we forgot to buy sandwiches so had to have cappuccino and a cake in their distinctively horrible cafe. Honestly, I don't know how a cafe can make cappuccino taste like dishwater that's seen better days, but they managed it. And I also don't know how they can make the comfy side room smell like a toilet, but they do. Sigh. It's probably a work of genius.

This evening I've had a chat with the neighbour opposite and have caught up with what's happening on the road. And tonight I'm planning a bit of Hallsfoot's Battle editing and some TV. Depending on what's on. Apart from that, it's all been fairly quiet, and I'm enjoying the unexpected sense of peace. Here's hoping it continues. Ooh, and a jay has just flown into the garden - how lovely.

Today's nice things:

1. Poetry
2. A day with the birds
3. Chatting with the neighbour
4. Editing Hallsfoot
5. TV.

Anne Brooke - enjoying the quietness

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