Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Whales -

Whales are abundant this year along the CA coast and I've been wanting to see them but have been hobbled by this accident with my feet, but today, I planned the tide just right, and had the privilege of sitting in San Francisco looking out at the bay and ocean on the west side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Whales were everywhere, spouting, jumping, breeching. It was the greatest of treats. A red-tailed hawk flew toward us and then into a nearby tree. We watched him for awhile, then, turned back to the sea, and then, we heard a squawking, "look at me" and so we did, until he flew up and south with one last squawk.

I am reminded today of these words from The Outermost House by Henry Beston:

“We need another and wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals… For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.

We enjoyed lunch at The Warming Hut savoring the gold of the day: hills, bridge, and living in sight of whales.
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