"You must hear the bird's song without attempting to render it into nouns and verbs."- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every time I read this quote it makes me think of something different.....and I really do try not to over think it. But, don't we all do that, we hear or see something and usually instead of just taking it at face value, we try to "read" it.
Hearing a bird's song.....and just hear it for what it is......a beautiful voice of the bird making music.
We see beauty around us, yet we ignore the beauty and go for all that is harsh and ugly.
We feel the wind and rain, and only think of storms.... not the drink of water for the earth or the cleansing of the air by the wind. We feel the cold, and instead of looking at winter as a time of rest......we complain of the cold, and wish for summer.
Emrson's quote to me is a fancy way of saying......just be. Just listen to the song, just feel the wind
and the cold......just be, where you are, seeing and listening to all that is going on around you.
Don't try to make it more or less......just be......hear the song for what it is.
Sometimes nothing has to be explained.....it just is.