The sun was already low in the sky
which was taking on that beautiful blue that happens at this time of day.
The fresh outdoors was waiting for me
and on the path I had chosen
grows a beautiful cedar tree.
A fluttering sound of beating wings and cooing
pulled my eyes upwards to dozens of pigeons
seeking their place on the outstretched boughs.
I stopped and observed their behaviour and saw that each
had found a place on the chosen branch.
I watched them for a long time
as they fluttered and landed and then settled in.
Some were preening their feathers,
some hunched up a little as if preparing for the night
and others sat perkily looking around them.
Why do I feel connected to this scene?
Because it gives me peace
It gives me a feeling of contentment
A feeling that all is in its proper place.
I love the unquestioning simplicity
of birds settling down for the night
in this lovely cedar tree.
May I also go through life
with unquestioning simplicity knowing that
where I am
is where I am meant to be.