This morning right after breakfast I took advantage of this remarkable spring day, cool, breezy, the usual birds calling to one another, green lawns and blooming gardens, were all mine, when down the road I spotted The Rockland Philosopher coming toward me.
"Good morning!" She shouted.
"Good morning to you."
"It's such a gorgeous day," she added.
"Yes, I'm enjoying the birds today."
"They speak to one another, but you know not everyone hears or sees them."
I stopped, tilted my head to indicate I wasn't sure what she was trying to say. Her voice was low as if she was sharing a secret.
"God gave us eyes and ears to see and hear, but so many people never pay attention. They don't see the beauty. Have a good day." She turned, walked away and left me thinking about what she said.
I was relieved that she recognized me as one who pays attention. I appreciate the sights of natural beauty on an ordinary day, and glad to have taken the time to hear the wisdom from The Rockland Philosopher.