patience, incubating, permaculture, contemplation

An interesting fact is that strength in one’s constitution does not determine one’s later “fate” in life. A few days after hatching, the stronger chick seemed to come down with something (I suspected coccidiosis), even with constant care and treatment, she succumbed to it while the one with the weaker constitution survived. If my pair of chicks are any example of our emotional lives, early encounter of misfortune does not determine our emotional or physical outcomes along the journey. Such thought would not have emerged if I didn’t have the chicks, or if I were not free from the maddening noises tending to everyday triviality.