From the eleventh floor, our kitchen, dining room and big balcony are oriented, thus we begin the day with a wonderful view down into the trees and to the sky above.
This morning I saw Venus when the sky was translucently luminous but the sun had not yet risen and I had to go outside and just stand looking. The Dawn Chorus was at full force and to hear that before the city noise drowned it was a moment of pure peace.
Such a simple, everyday thing at this time of year, if the great wheel of the heavens and the singing of the birds can be called simple.
"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence."
Pace, Max Ehrmann.