Saturday, September 5, 2015

Cormorant Synchronicity

Back on September first, I wrote a blog entry, In Praise of Cormorants, based on a dream I had containing the vivid image of cormorants "still as statues, striking poses like seasoned models." While that image accurately describes their behaviour when drying out their feathers, I have never been able to capture it, up close and personal, with my camera.

Today, less than a week later as we walked along the edge of Great Bay, a cormorant roasting on a buoy granted my wish: In quick succession, as we stood transfixed, she put on an amazing show. The following photographs are just a small sample of her whole routine. Click on the individual images to make them bigger to better enjoy her artistry and advanced yogic skill.

To my way of thinking, these majestic, primitive birds personify the spiritual notion of "Grace": the experience of awe, gratitude and unconditional love when you are in harmony with yourself, with others and with the creative power that creates the cosmos. It is the harmonious integration of your body, mind and spirit with the way of nature.* It is the way of the Tao.

What is Grace?
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