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Tranquility

The birds were singing this morning, so much so, it made me stop and listen.  Tranquility right there.

The garden was so still, the birdsong so loud.

Kereru - Wood Pigeon
Image: digitaltrails

There was a Kereru sitting on a branch, plump, round, stately, majestic.

It was time to write, think, listen, be.

Whilst sitting there I observed birds for the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey.  I saw the Kereru, sparrows, blackbirds, an eastern rosella and a whole group of silvereyes picking at the last of the apples off the tree.

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Peas

It’s the middle of Winter, the garden is virtually dormant, but there are a few signs of things going on – peas, coriander, mint.

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An oasis of calm, my calm.

This week I had another experience of calm like this.  The same feeling in a completely different setting – lunch by myself in a new cafe.

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The afternoon sun was streaming in through huge bay windows.  There were chandeliers, wooden floors, white walls, gilt mirrors and jazz cafe music.

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What were the similarities?  Sun, quiet, music, space.  Tranquility.

 

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