Such a good way of looking at life!



While walking to church this past Sunday I saw a bird in the distance resting on a snow bank. I thought nothing of it until I approached the bird and it spread its wings and flew a few yards further down the sidewalk. That’s when I noticed that this was a duck, an American Black Duck. Quite strange for it to be on a busy street in Boston in the dead of winter. In my mind this was a “Black Swan Event,” an event that is very rare and unexpected.

In this case it was a “Black Duck Event.” So I paused for a moment to ponder why a bird that is made to live around the water would be on a busy Boston street sitting on top of a snow bank. The bird must have lost its natural instincts; it is no longer interested in flying south for the…

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