Awesome!! … “It has to be them. They’re back.” – Photo: DK @ Daybreak. 5:40 am, April 7, 2022. 45° F. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.
I know it’s them. It has to be them. They’re back. The geese that I followed last year. The Female that nested on the dock. The Male the hovered nearby offering ongoing protection.
I scan through old posts to find that it’s been almost one year to the day, April 11, 2021: “Nest. Where you make it.”
I pull into the park, my eyes hungrily seek them again. It’s been a week now since I’ve spotted them. There’s no nest on the platform. But they swim, quietly, alone, together. Waiting, I would guess, for the Moment.
Their Moment. Bigger than the madness in Ukraine. Or the toxicity of Washington. Or the gang shootings in Sacramento.
And it’s Ilya Kaminsky from “That Map of Bone and Opened Valves” that seemed to capture how I felt as I stared down at them:
It’s the air.
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