what nature said

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I’m waiting in line at the drive-thru at Starbucks the other day. It’s a beautiful evening and, after rolling down my window and turning off the radio to order, I don’t bother to roll the window back up or turn on the radio. My mind is a million miles away, but, suddenly, I hear sounds. Zweet-zweet-zweet! I look up. Birds are flitting to and from nests built into the STARBUCKS sign. Zweet-zweet! And then . . . Buzzzzzz. A bumblebee meanders near my window as a soft breeze creeps into my car and tousles my hair.

Suddenly, I know: Everything’s going to be all right . . .

Except, Honk!! Oh sh-t! What happened to the line?!
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“The earth has music for those who listen.”

George Santayana

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23 thoughts on “what nature said

  1. I have experienced moments like that too. Lovely story!

  2. Another great quote Jess. I just think that you need to get out of the big cities to hear it.

  3. JayM says:

    Really love the quote!

  4. Dan Antion says:

    I’ll have to remember this the next time I take our dog out and she is distracted by a bird 6 houses down. I like the story & the quote.

  5. matt says:

    Enjoy nature on your own time, there are people in line who have addictions to feed and places to be.

    Nice photo, though… and if you can find tranquility in the drive through at Starbucks, then more power to you.

    • Jessica says:

      Haha, I know, Matt, right? I was being so rude!

      I took the photo with my iPhone! Thought it was a pretty view myself. We get a lot of nice sunsets at my apartment complex. :)

  6. whatuful says:

    Hello jess! How have you been? seems good! Enjoy today :D

  7. Dalo 2013 says:

    The simple great moments of the day, always nice when we sit still enough to listen. Great post.

    • Jessica says:

      I wouldn’t survive without them, Randall. Then again, I *am* an introvert. I really do think it’s important to tune in to the simple things, though. The simple things are, in many ways, the most important parts of our lives.

  8. JMC813 says:

    And just like that, the harsh reality of humanity snaps us out of a perfect life dream. I blame Starbucks. LOL.

  9. Before moving back up to DFW last November from the Hill Country northwest of San Antonio, I had a very close encounter with two female hummingbirds at our bird-feeders. They were fussing over the nectar. For the first time ever I heard their chirp at each other. This went on right in front of me for a good minute or two. Remarkable!

    Mr. Santayana couldn’t be more correct could he?

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