Friday, February 6, 2009
Inside Nan: Doing the Dishes
There is a window over the sink in the kitchen where I do the dishes. Now, when I do the dishes my intention is to do the dishes. But I always look out the window while I am doing the dishes and I often look at the bird feeders. Today a small brown sparrow was resting at the bottom of the bird feeder, inside that wire grid that keeps big birds and squirrels out. She was resting so quietly I wondered if she was dead but she moved her head from time to time and eventually flew away. I like to think she was rested, renewed, peaceful. I had a day off my regular library job today but I forgot to rest and be renewed and be peaceful. I thought about this again just now finishing up the last of the day's dishes. It is dark now and I can't see the bird feeder only my reflection in the glass. What do you see out the window over your sink?