It’s amazing that even in the city with all the traffic sounds, it’s easy to hear the birds singing. It’s a joyous sound of nature going about its business. The birds are calling to each other, not to me. Yet even though I’m just an observer, I can enjoy it anyway. It’s beautiful.
If I don’t listen carefully, though, I can miss it. Like so many vital things, bird song isn’t loud and it won’t demand my attention. But if I heed its quiet call, it’s richly rewarding.