A Vision of Peace and Wonder

As we were driving to our destination today I witnessed an unexpected flock of birds take flight.  As I anticipated their next move I was fascinated by the fluidity with which they moved together as a group, changing direction together, They seemed indecisive as to where their destination was and I was curious if they were deciding in mid flight or if they had somehow communicated this decision prior to take off and this was just an attempt to get everyone headed in the right direction.  Did only one of them know which direction they needed to fly to get where they were going?  Did they get started and one of them decided to be the leader, head to the front and command to be followed?  Perhaps they are exercising or just spreading their wings. Maybe this is how they play.

I could most likely find answers to their aviary patterns, and why they do what they do, but I don’t have the desire to know.  I would rather be in awe, let it remain a mystery to me so that when I see them again, I can be free to ask these questions in my head, create my own scenarios.  It makes it more of a wonder, a gift.  If I knew, it may take away it’s splendor, my amazement of it all, the glory, the beauty.

Watching birds in flight is one of the many things that brings me peace.  The view may not last long but it is simple, free and amazing.

What is something that you enjoy that would be better left unexplained in order for you to continue enjoying it?


16 thoughts on “A Vision of Peace and Wonder

  1. Magic. I am not one of those people that wants to know how it is done. I just want to revel in the magicians ability to amaze and shock us. It is part of the experience.

    1. I love that! There are things I want to know and when I ponder aloud when my family is around, I generally get the same response, especially from my 18 and 20 year old, “Google it.” I typically do but with so much information available at my fingertips, I realized today that some things are just better left to the imagination. Thank you for stopping by. I really appreciate it!

  2. It must be some kind of special telepathy that they share.

    I agree, this is a beautiful sight to behold. I love watching birds in flight. Makes me want to fly with them!


    1. Penny, Telepathy is a great way to look at it. I wish we, as people could be as “in sync” at times. It reminds me of a well rehearsed flash mob. Thank you for stopping by and the kind words in the UBC!

  3. For me, it’s rainbows and butterflies. I don’t like to learn too much about them because then some of the wonder and mystery would be gone for me. I love learning new things but sometimes, I’d rather enjoy soaking in the beauty of the moment.

    1. Avery, Another two amazing wonderments of nature. With so much available online to learn, perhaps it takes away from our imagination. You are right. Thank you so much for stopping by tonight. I appreciate it.

  4. Hi, Missy …

    For me, it’s the sound of crows off in the distance. I know that lots of people don’t like crows, but they remind me of my childhood living in the country and enjoying simpler times, so I have a soft spot for them. Nostalgia runs deep, I guess.

    1. Lily-Ann, We don’t hear them much where I am. When I have heard them I associate them with darkness but I think that is just because of the way they are portrayed in movies. It’s amazing how sounds and smells can take us back in time to a memory or even a way we felt. I love the mystery of that too. Thank you for sharing your wonder moments and stopping by.

  5. It’s funny because I have had the exact same thoughts about flocks of birds, but never looked up an answer. Sometimes it is amazing just to stand there and watch! I also find that watching the sunset gives me an amazing sense of peace, more than anything else.

    1. I feel the same way. I have caught myself looking things up so much lately. If I have a trivial question, Google will solve it but why do I have to know everything? I don’t. The gift is realizing what should remain a mystery before it’s too late and you are armed with the knowledge.

    1. I agree Wendy. You can take so many pictures of the same sunset and it depends on which way your body is turned as to the picture you get. Then when you turn back to your starting point it has changed again. It brings such wonderment and beauty. The colors are constantly changing. Thank you for sharing Wendy!! I appreciate it.

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