The “Greater Black Back” is a fairly common seagull here on the Cape, but what is typical on Cape Cod is not anywhere else in the world. For some inexplicable reason, when you take in the magnificence of this particular bird, taking flight on a summer morning, heading for “Sandy Neck” in the foreground of this image, you cannot help but feel the freedom yourself. This is, perhaps, the reason why these birds and, indeed, all birds on the Cape bring forward some sense of belonging–a sense of being part of something much greater than one’s singular “self”. With that sense of freedom and belonging comes forward a real interest in sharing this gift, which is to say the extension of the love that one may have for such a magnificent geographical point on a map written long ago, and named for the fish so common and plentiful, that you are blessed to witness “summer flight” everywhere you look. Have a great Tuesday! Peace M
July 28, 2009
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