A week has passed since the hatchlings have "seen" first light (they actually hatch with closed eyes). I was away the whole week and upon my return I was delighted to discover that the chirping from the nesting box has significantly increased. From the live-feed I can distinguish 4 or 5, which is not very many given that Blue Tits generally lay in the order of 10 eggs.
I love to just sit outside
and watch as the busy parents fly in and out and to hear an outburst of
high-pitched chirping every time.
I love it so much that I
sometime sneak up to the nesting box and tap gently on it to trigger those
hungry music boxes.
Today, as I was looking at the
live stream I was trying to determine whether I will be home when they leave
the nest in approximately two weeks. I might be lucky. It truly is the best
part of it all: to see the little ones leave the nest.
And it is nice and amazing
how it is all more or less pre-programmed. This in turn gives it all an
irrefutable sense of certainty, equally justified and unjustified. The uninvolved observer. The bird's eye view.
Today I was told that at my
age life is good. As the lovely person that was telling me is more than a few
years older, I for a second wondered if those words spoken to me were triggered
by the same “bird's eye view” and associated tranquillity.
To have both, to master
both youth and this irrefutably experience-given, though not necessarily legitimate,
tranquillity while pushing beyond all experience-conceived boundaries…… to
master youth of the mind knowing that it will never abandon you and thus
achieve the tranquillity necessary to do exactly that which is necessary at the precise moment
when it is needed….
...a challenge for all ages alike.