“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
~ From “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver.
Here’s something you may not have known about the wild goose:
This beautiful, peaceful yet fiercely protective (or their fellows and their goslings) bird symbolized the Holy Spirit to the Celts, and perhaps others among our more Nature-honoring ancestors who knew that Life was an ongoing conversation with the many forces and manifestations of life around them.
Find the full version of Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese poem here.
Big Love and Happy Easter (whatever time of the year it is, something new is rising into life!).