Some days ago, I visited a lake near here. There are the usual ducks and birds - but turning a corner, I saw this fellow. "What is it?" I wondered. One of the other visitors knew the answer: "It's an Egyptian Goose," he explained. "It first arrived here 4 years ago. Since 2 years, they are nesting."
As their name says, they are native to Africa, especially the Nile Valley. But some were brought to Europe, to zoos and parks, and spread from there: a different kind of migration.
Such a good surprise, to visit this new place, and find unexpected birds there.
It reminded me of a note i once put together with 3 lines of advice, each of them aimed to create a step towards more space in the everyday:
- "Each day, do 1 thing that scares you."
- "Each day, try something new."
- "Each day, let go of something."
For a while, the lines included an additional fourth note: "Each day, post a photo from a place you've been." I remember how back then, it was a simple but beautiful joy, adding a photo a day, and being taken back to the memory for a moment. I might do that for the next seven days. For the joy of moving through place and time.
inspired by photo friday "motion"