Sharing Moments of Awe With Strangers
--by TC, posted May 4, 2021
I have learned that there is always something interesting to see and hear about if I take the time to stop and ask. The first time I did this I was gifted with seeing my first bald eagle. The person who pointed the eagle out told me there was a pair who were always around the trail. I have not seen the eagle since, but I keep my eyes open.
And just a few days ago I was walking home and saw a young man looking raptly upwards. I asked what he was looking at. He was so excited and amazed; he had never seen that breed of bird before and did not know the bird’s name. I looked intently and finally saw the small bird he was looking at, a Downy woodpecker.
We watched with amazement as the woodpecker went about his work. The young man stood on his side of the road and I on mine and we discussed the birds he had seen.
I shared with him the little bit of knowledge that I have about woodpeckers and hopefully I was correct. As we parted, he thanked me very politely for chatting with him. So worth stopping and sharing a moment, each of us amazed by what we had witnessed. Please feel free to share if you are so inspired.
(Picture was taken and written by TC)