Today is day 19 of the month long writing challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…
“Quick, look! The eagle!”
Everyone jumps out of their seats to see the majestic bird fly right across the lake at eye level. Even two year old M. runs to the window to take a peek. We stand there for several minutes watching him soar – hoping that he circles back so we can admire him again. His white head and tail glimmer in the afternoon sun making it easy to stay focused as he flies further and further away. His sightings are a common occurrence, yet we are still amazed by his large and mighty wingspan spreading across the sky.
Living at the lake for three years we have a great appreciation for the seasonal changes outside our windows. It’s part of our waterside living to know the habits and the behaviors of a variety of birds. The appearance of the prehistoric looking heron, the back end of the duck poking out of the waters while fishing for dinner, and the graceful landing of the swan, all take us away from our daily to do’s and make us pause, if only for a moment. They bring a moment of peace and serenity to all who watch.
The eagle has disappeared over the trees and we return to our tasks at hand. But we aren’t quite the same for seeing the eagle fly by today. We are in awe and forever changed.