There is time enough to write of election politics, and tomorrow I’ll post my 24Hrs column, but late this afternoon the brilliant November sun beckoned and so was the need to escape the city for a bit. One of the most magnificent places to be at this time of the year, on a day like this, is the George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Ladner. There are many places to be alone with ones thoughts,decompress and simply be present in the moment. Thousands of snow geese are in the surrounding fields and can fill the air with a din unlike anything you’ve ever heard and hundreds of varieties of migrating birds are sure to delight the eyes.
Forget politics for a bit. Head on out there while the sun shines.
“…Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
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.”
― Mary Oliver