Newborn chick and me

Image by Chris Wolf from Pixabay

I had woken a few times during the night. For those who practice ‘momentness’ ( living with the moment) we do so because we are all too aware, how easily we can be pulled back into the past or forward to an imagined future. Something within me was concerned about an aspect of the day ahead specifically a conversation that I was to have with, I shall call them the accountant.

It is not that I don’t know there is not enough to do everything that needs to be done so I already know what the accountant will tell me.

I kept to the morning routine even though I was distracted by the feelings. I crossed the road to check in with Mrs Swan who has been nesting on the bank of the river at least since lockdown. I had seen her easter sized eggs a few weeks ago as she got up to have a stretch. Mr Swan was occasionally present and seem to return to her at night to sleep. And there it was. One chick came out from under her and two others popped their heads out but remained.

I watched the adventurous one and was touched. They reminded me of the difference of us all some remain in a safe place while others take risks. I knew I had taken risks, risks based on reality yet others don’t want to see it and prefer for it to remain unseen.

I walked on and knew that everything I say to others I once again say to myself, “ Rise above it and be with the moment.” Certainly not an easy thing for me but a place where I am most free.

Best day,




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Gordie Jackson

Gordie Jackson

Speaks with a Northern Irish accent, lives in Hertfordshire, England.