Each morning in March, I watch geese trying out new feathers made strong for a long northern journey. In their V-formations, they prepare for their April trek, back to familiar places. No rear-view mirror is needed. C. S. Lewis reminds us. There are better things ahead than what is left behind.
We are all migratory visitors to this time, to this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home.
----Australian Aboriginal Proverb
God is right with us, and in us,
and all though us.
But we have to go on journeys to find him.
The miles I have traveled,
For mysteries unraveled.
Often lost and scattered,
Seeking what matters.My soul in formation
With no hesitation.
I will take that journey,
Again and again.
As we approach the summer solstice, leaning higher toward the light, how clear it is to me, that in all our comings and goings, the miles covered, the side roads, detours, and journeys taken, we have been nest building our whole lives, gathering strands of you and me, the helpers, threaded together, spooled and entwined, until we get our new feathers for our final journey, our true homing destination.
----G. Hill, from Homing and Other Journeys. See link below.
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yes I have never thought about this as trying out new feathers and continued nest building as we move and pass through- beautiful wisdom! thank you!