As I arrived to university this morning, I went looking for the goose family living on the field, as I always do before classes start, since I first discovered them. Father goose sitting on the fence in sentry mode check, Mama goose curled up on the grass sleeping, check, no chicks. I get closer, still I see nothing, start worrying.
“Hey, Mama, where are your children?”
Mama goose looks up, ruffles her feathers and stands up… and as if by magic, all 9 fluffy round little geese appear from under her warm belly, awwwww~~~~ :> Somehow, despite growing bigger every day, Mama goose still managed to fit them all under her feathers, so compact that there is no sign of them at all.
I was overjoyed to see that they are alright, as I am every day. They are such a beautiful example for so many things. The Mother, following the little ones closely, nurturing teaching and leading them, gently providing comfort, love and warmth… Yet, she turns into a fierce warrior lest anyone threaten them. The Father, a little distant at times but ever watchful, a sentinel ready to defend and fight, yet also loving and caring to Mama and the children in those rare moments he feels it is safe to lower his guard. A beautiful example of family, of the miracle of life, of the roles of the Goddess and God, of harmony of Yin and Yang energies… beautiful.
I will continue to look out for them. I love them so much and I pray all the little children grow up safely to become healthy, strong adults.
I hope you enjoyed this experience of mine ^_^
kitty hugs to all~