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September 6, 2020

Last night over take-out sushi dinner Jacqueline shared two precious stories that happened during the day.

Temps were reaching 112 degrees Fahrenheit. About mid-day, Jacqueline went out to make sure that there was enough water in the bird bath. Already, a bird was occupying the bath with his, or her, wings completely spread open. It didn’t fly away when Jacqueline approached and waited patiently for her to fill the bird bath. Jacqueline said that it looked so exhausted. As soon as she was done, the bird resumed luxuriating at the spa.

Then, later in the day, Jacqueline was watering the plants at the fence. As she held the hose, a hummingbird fluttered close by. It seemed so happy to see water, Jacqueline said, as it “danced” around the flowing H20. Then, as she held the hose, the hummingbird dipped right into the stream of water quenching its thirst, never mind that Jacqueline was within inches. Then it continued to flitter back and forth circling the water with pure delight.

I hope these magical events are a sign of good things to come, I told Jacqueline. She had provided much-needed nourishment for beautiful creatures in need.

This morning I went out to take a photo of the bird bath. Who did I find, but quite possibly Jacqueline’s feathery friend from yesterday taking a bath. I walked a wide circle around hoping it wouldn’t fly away. It didn’t. At least long enough for me to take joy in its morning ritual.

Washing Hands + Wearing a Mask + Social Distancing = Saving Lives

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