My Zen was not quite the meditative peacefulness I sought.
Listening is a critical skill, that I am probably less skilled at than most. In my defense, I grew up with a family with a different listening strategy.
a huge number of folks put the extra mile (In my case it's closer to two miles) on their cars to visit the second most convenient location because of Steve Eldridge and the team that works there.
The rain never bothered me anyway...
If there is anything I remember about my Italian stepfather it was him saying after every pant busting, dozen course meal "Did you get enough to eat?"
I defy anyone from having a more bizarre experience than Jon and I did today.
Blue Moon Evolution as a restaurant is committed to farm to table, sustainable food practices and compassionate care of livestock all while being stunningly delicious.
I kept a good distance away made easier by my 100x digital zoom, made minimal movements beyond the index finger pushing down on the shutter and watched. The bird seemed unconcerned about my appearance.
The best way to explain it was that my heart had been longing to reconnect even before my mind understood the need and the heart was saying - "Do you get it now? Love love love." as if attempting to fix in my mind the importance of taking time for old friends
With a start and heavy heart, I realized why, despite the endless supply of birdseed, one never sees a 300lb chickadee.