Excerpt from So Here’s a Thing I was Thinking About by Susan Plett
I was pointed towards the mountains. I liked the view, so I reasoned that driving west couldn’t hurt anything, and would be nice scenery, at least. I started driving, slowly, rather hoping the phone would ring or someone would text me, and just a few hundred metres from where I’d been parked, I came upon a huge flock of both redwinged and yellow headed blackbirds. I love birds. I do not remember ever seeing yellow headed blackbirds before last summer, and they delight me. There was also a mudhen mama with several fuzzy babies in the ditch beside me, and I turned off the van and rolled down the windows and listened to birdsong, and watched birds being birds, and lifted “my eyes to the hills”* and thanked God for, once again, having my back when I just couldn’t go forward.