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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | April 10th, 2013

Moon When Geese Return in Scattered Formation

Like clockwork, as the morning sun begins to stake its claim on the early April skies, we become flooded with a welcome sense of comfort that’s synonymous with the true arrival of Spring. Triggered by the familiar sounds of the chorus of birds combined with the feel of the season’s cool, but warming, dancing air, we feel as though something sacred has returned to us, giving way to an exciting window of wonder and possibility.

We can only imagine what the Dakota Sioux experienced as they looked up at the sky this time of year, seeing the geese as they returned home….but wait….in scattered formation? Makes us wonder about nature and its seemingly random patterns. Clearly, the Dakota Sioux saw enough meaning in it that they memorialized the phenomena in the name of this month’s New Moon.

Indeed, there must be something more methodical about the Geese’ home stretch trip than appears on first blush. In fact, I’d venture to say that there’s nothing random about it at all. On the contrary, there is likely a solid organizing principle at the foundation of what looks like a haphazard arrangement.

As the bounty of the warmer months begins to unfold, keep in mind that there’s even more beauty taking place behind the scenes. After all, isn’t it thrilling to know that despite the season’s evident magnificence, there’s even more to be seen than meets the eye?

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