Every year, around this time, my friend Suzy Fatzinger sends me a video of the snow geese in the field by her house.
Suzy sent me this video today.
I’ve come to expect it and when I get her video, I know even though there will still be some of the coldest days of winter ahead, most of the winter is behind us.
I find the geese hopeful for this reason. But also because they remind me of the stories I’ve read about how, before they went extinct because of human beings, huge flocks of Passenger Pigeons would block out the sun.
The snow geese don’t exactly do that, but seeing and hearing them all, makes me think that nature has a chance to thrive despite us humans.