Yesterday I saw a lone Canada goose in the middle of the day, honking non-stop as it flew across the sky. Seeing geese fly is one of my favorite sights and normally brings a smile to my face. Not this time. It saddened me. I believe most geese mate for life. This one seemed so lonely as it called out for companionship. I felt for that bird, as I have experienced such times.
A few minutes ago, a pair of geese flew low over me, honking away. It may have just been my imagination, but their honks seemed happier to me than the sound I heard the day before. I have no way of knowing as to whether one of them was the lone goose from yesterday, but I like to think it is.
Perhaps they flew over me today to let me know they had found each other and to share the joy in their hearts.
All I know for sure is that my day is a little brighter, my heart little warmer, my smile a little larger, and my gratitude a little greater for the gifts I was given by their presence.
God bless the geese and God bless you for caring!
Thank you, Willow. May your life be filled with lasting joy.
Thank you Russ, thank you. xx
I also feel sadness when I see a single goose …. then I tell myself to put my faith in mother nature. This is in her realm not mine.
Thank you for caring Russ!
Putting faith in mother nature sounds like a wise idea to me and still leaves room for caring. Thank you for your comment, Val.
I really do think that lone goose was in it and lots happier! It is so sweet that it made you smile and appreciate it!
Thank you, Ute. When I think of sweet people, you are one of the those who come to heart.
this is a beautiful and caring observation, russ )
Thank you for saying so, ksbeth. I suspect the “ks” in your online moniker stands for “Kindness Shared” and you’re too humble to spell it out. Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me!
or, it could be ‘kangaroo sanctuary’?
I sent the lone one to say hi to you! 🙂
Thank you, Diana! It appears he met someone shortly afterward…
Just popped in to say HI hope you’re having a great day
I’ve often wondered what these and other birds/animals that mate for life do…. when one of them dies… I’d like to think they find another but ??? Diane
Russ I ask this question not to be condescending, but as a thought… does mating for life mean when a partner is lost they will not take another? Or does it mean that was a mate is taken they remain together till death does them part? There are so many of these words banded about, your “toothbrush” for example is guaranteed for life, but that is only the life of the brush. In the same likeness do they not mate for life, or till one passes and then take up another mate??? Have scientific studies been made that once one partner goes the other remains alone for the rest of its life?? Your post has me wondering this point once more, as I have asked the same question to some experts who could not answer me… I find it the same as some statements, like that wild animal can only see in B&W, how do they prove that???
You’re such a wonderful romanticist, Russ. No wonder your beloved has kept you all these years! Yes, a keeper, indeed! For life!! Unlike the bulldog, seeing is imagining and imagining is believing… no further proof needed! ❤