Friday, November 25, 2011
Rethinking My Nest
I was supposed to be making the bed early this morning, but then I caught sight of the light blue sky with pink puffy clouds and I was drawn to the window to appreciate the spectacular sunrise. A bird sat still, high on the branch of a silhouetted tree in the distance. Below it were four squirrels scampering in and out of a leafy nest in the crotch of the tree, like so many clowns scooting in and out of a tiny clown car. The squirrels chased each other, darting from branch to branch. Larry and I have noticed a lot of squirrel nests in bare trees these days, counting as many as seven in one tree. It's funny how I worry about our "nest" at times -- Is it clean enough? Do we have enough insurance on it? Should we refinance our mortgage to an even lower rate? Our home is important to us but the joy of this morning's scampering squirrels reminded me to lighten up, acknowledge my nest's to-do list, but revel in the celebration of simply being.