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Spring of Life -
This morning I sat by a lake
in central Maine watching the morning mist rise in whimsical
patterns. One lone duck swam out of the mist quacking his
head off. This continual quacking went on for over five
minutes when I heard another quack coming from the shore. It
wasnt long until the source of the second quack came
swimming out for a rendezvous. I had supposed the quacking
would cease when they found each other but to my surprised
amusement they continued to quack to each other as they
turned and swam back into morning mist. I wonder what they
were saying to each other. They did sound happy.
Perhaps at this point I am
projecting too much on them. Yet it could be that we have
consistently underestimated the intelligence and
communication skill of many of Gods creatures. We know
that bees can come back to a hive and by motions tell others
where to go for pollen. We know that whales have a variety
of songs for different occasions. We know that some animals
weep when they experience loss.
I am glad I am human. I do
believe without a shadow of a doubt that we indeed are the
most sophisticated of Gods creation. Yet I marvel at
the wonder of two ducks busy in conversation. No wonder at
the close of the sixth day of creation God said, That
is very good.
Roger Bothwell and my address is email@example.com
or 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453. Thank you for your
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