Being a Part of the Whole…
by Ellen Grootoonk — translation into English by Greg Suffanti
In the last week of February, when it was so hot, I sat in my garden and saw Jackdaws!
You can often see the Jackdaws in the fall. In a large swarm above the city park.
First listen to the sound clip with the swarm of jackdaws – and then read my text below:
So different from the Titmouse is the Jackdaw. You can often see them in the fall. In a large swarm above the city park. They form beautiful patterns and all land in the trees.
There above the park Schothorst flies a large swarm of Jackdaws.
They all move together, they are many.
Together they are a whole, they move in patterns, patterns together.
Then they settle on the branches, rest and rise again. They teach us to be part of the whole.
A single Jackdaw is not so much, but such a large swarm…
They show the intelligence of the whole.
And the beauty of form in motion.