22 February 2012
Why Birdsong Makes Us Happy
The extra long President's day weekend afforded me the first two days of the week free from any sort of obligations or commitments. I spent Monday in the city with my sister (lunch, movie, shopping) and Tuesday at home (cooking, reading at the kitchen table, a long walk around town).
In my precious downtime, I read about the psychological benefits of birdsong and felt both intrigued and hugely inspired. I'm excited for Spring and the regular return of open windows and winged singing in the mornings.
I've found that I'm unusually productive during the week when my schedule is irregular. I cherish this time, especially when it falls just before one of the busiest stretches of the school year. I'm grateful for the respite, and the realization that most things always seem to work out like so.
[Pictures convey simple joy makers from the last two days--breakfast for one; daisies in their prime; irresistible napkin set; noontime bedhead & pj's; magazine catch-up; and my favorite little friend. Plus, exceptionally gorgeous winter light].