“Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.”
― Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice
May we heal the world through joy, my friends, and remember that it is meant to be celebrated.
How might we celebrate the world today? For me, I will create this resilience dispatch and then settle in to write my latest novel. It is my way of singing.
While writing, I will look up from my laptop occasionally to watch the birds at the feeders outside my window. The chickadee, tufted titmouse, cardinal, mourning dove, goldfinch, nuthatch, downy woodpecker, as well as the hummingbirds zooming by on their way to get to the hummingbird feeder.
Are you someone who watches birds?
How will you celebrate the world today?
Artist: Suzanne Millius
Read the previous dispatch here.