Yesterday morning Elliot spotted two ducks up a tree by the pond. An odd sight, but not untimely as the Verizon telephone man had just come by to tell us he couldn't fill our order. The lines were on the other side of the road. It did seem as if we were up a tree having committed to cancel our old services. As the ducks flew off, a reminder to let stuff roll off us like water on a duck's back, we called to keep our old phone number and patchwork service.
Ducks seemed to be the theme as my good friend Drew sent email with pics of her sweet Angel grandbaby Emerson Grace feeding the ducks in their front yard.
(Lil Emerson Grace, Angel of the Duckies with her Nana)
Then this morning I watched four mallards fly in low, making a splash landing in the pond. According to Animal Speak by Ted Andrews, "Ducks are symbolic of emotional comfort and protection. All ducks have a grace upon the water and as a totem they can help you to handle your own emotions with greater grace and comfort." We can all take a lesson from little Emerson Grace and feed our emotions with peace and love and gentle understanding. Quack! Quack!