Sometimes the unexpected makes this life worth living. Butte fire evacuation was lifted in our area yesterday, so I returned with three dogs and stuff I think I need. Our house still stands. Considering one third of our entire county evacuated and hundreds of homes were burnt, we are fortunate to return to what looks like a messy normalcy. A few plants died, sad for them, but really…
I stood still, filling water from the house spigot to the outside dog dish, thinking about other people’s trauma. A green irridescent hummingbird flies directly underneath me, and drinks from the flowing spigot for about thirty seconds. His vigorous beating wings kept him stable as I watched his tiny beak dip repeatedly into the stream, regardless of whether I was there. He was thirsty.
How can I express such beauty and magic? The life spirit vibrated with both of us, tiny bird flying beside crystal water. Momentary glisten of precious wings before me.