Thursday, March 18, 2010

Remember the Ouzel

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. - Albert Einstein.

This torrent you are facing
It's smaller than hers.
And she, she is smaller than you.
And still, she flies in.

The current is fierce
The gorges are dark
The spray beats angry against her back
And still, she flies in.

She is only given sticks and air.
Alone she walks submerged
Hearing only threatening waters.
And still, she flies in.

She knows there is life there.
She knew this before she hatched.
She sings her water-songs
She sings and flies in.

The Ouzel alone of all birds, dares to enter a white torrent. -John Muir

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