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Spring.

 

 

 

 

The instinct in Spring is to nest.

 

Create a new nest.

 

Spring clean the old one.

 

Us like birds have the instinct.

 

The spring instinct.

 

Our unique connection with nature.

 

In deed a complex relationship.

 

Children now have freedom from schools.

 

They have woods and fields, hills and gardens 

 

That are all filled with discrete magical places.

 

Tunnels and dens and refuges

 

In which one can hide.

 

and feel safe.

 

Nests abound throughout.

 

A secret world

 

Nests are seasonal.

 

Just for a season

 

and then abandoned.

 

Birds teach us well.

 

Our homes could be like Nests.

 

 Temporary abodes.

 

Home for me was  in many  a country

 

Many cities, villages and hamlets.

 

Abiding in more than a thousand.

 

Now in isolation with many of  my memories

 

Fluttering from place to place in my mind

 

Before when my isolation lasted a year.

 

I dreamed to visit my Mull and Iona.

 

I dreamed to return to Korea.

 

Then when this last isolation ended.

 

I, like a bird, flew, - and migrated again.

 

Happy with freedoms.

 

Even in isolation we have many a freedom.

 

 

 

 

 

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