June 02, 2020

Magical wits

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." Eden Phillpotts
Quote from Everyday Gratitude

A journal entry or a stream of consciousness? I've been reluctant to enter a journal posting as I have consciously been limiting my time on the computer. However, a homework assignment is an open task which requires a checkbox for completed.

Just as I began my journal entry my cute dog barked to go outside - so we went out. She dashed down the yard to immediately burrow her muzzle into one chipmunk hole after the other (4 in all). While she had her fun I had my own.

I observed wood shards on the grass from the pine tree we stood under. I wondered where they came from. In my minds eye I recalled the song of the pileated woodpecker I often hear in our backyard. I made a connection, so I looked up searching for a hole in the tree bark. I didn't see one from the angle I stood in. I walked around the tree gazing up - still no visible hole. No chipmunks caught, no holes found - so we went in.

Ah, the magic - I just heard the call of the pileated woodpecker from my desk. Perhaps tomorrow, the hole in the bark will be visible.

Which and how many scientific words do I "need" to use to turn magical things into submitted homework?
For me, one = observe

Posted on June 02, 2020 23:38 by jenniferzw jenniferzw | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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