Inner Light

Black-capped Chickadee

The inward experience of a chickadee is hidden from me.

But with the wings of my soul I feel its urge to live and to send its children into the future. We humans are not the only people who breathe this air.

How I long for our human grandchildren to know the grandchildren of the chickadee.

Diane Porter, Fairfield, Iowa, February 25, 2022