“The shell must break before the bird can fly”
[Alfred Lord Tennyson]

Nature speaks to us in so many languages….. so many beautiful images, sharing the truth of all situations.
“There is a point in human development” Joan Chittister writes in the Monastic Way, “when the one who has been incubating for years simply breaks through its old excuses. Then you’re ready to live.”

We are protected for a time by our shell, then constricted.
Today I ask that we would all be blessed with courage and wonder, allowing us to fly.