March 25, 2010

The birds are singing this morning, all through our neighborhood one can hear their voices. After what seemed like the longest winter ever — whose chill is still lingering, even after the vernal equinox — it is wonderful to hear their songs. The chirps and warbling nourish both my spirit and, I like to think, my gardens in the back.

Sound can be very useful for many things — in ritual, for meditation, for relaxation purposes, as warnings. We have in our home an Indian singing bowl, which I have used for meditation. Strike it, and follow the sound. It seems like it should be such a simple thing, but it’s very complex.

This morning I’m following the sound of the birds’ singing next to my window. Where will it go?


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