Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Lullaby Tree

This magnificent tree graces our backyard. It has survived many a beach storm to get to this size and serves as home to a whole community of animals. We call it the Lullaby Tree. Each morning before sunrise hundreds of birds start to sing welcoming in the new day. And then once it is light, off they fly to do their official bird duties all day long.

In the evening--just before dark--the birds arrive home. Sitting on the branches of the giant tree, they sing the sweetest lullaby you can imagine. Hundreds of individual voices in harmony sing to welcome each other home and thank the universe for another day. It is the most peaceful melody you will ever hear.

Then as soon as darkness falls, they settle quietly in their nests and the tree offers it's still protection.

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