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Today I Love The Wild Canaries

sunlight on the floor
The last puddle of morning light in the dining room

Today I love the wild canaries which are actually not canaries at all but gold finches. I love that I used to know a child who called them gold flinches. I love that in the U.S.A. they are called American Gold Finches but I think they are the same birds, they just have dual citizenship. I love that there was a fresh robin on the deck this morning looking very much like an avian Einstein with the wild bits of fluffy down poking out around his countenance. I love that my neighborhood seems to be alive with birds flitting and flapping and perching, squeaking and chirping and singing the praises of this gloriously brilliant, sunny day. I love that the warmth is pouring in through the eastern windows and sticking to me, soaking sweetly in to my joints like honey soaks in to toast. I love that the world has lost the secret of the meaning of “into” and “in to” where the first means to become and the second means to enter, but I have the secret and now you do too. I love honey and toast and sunshine and words and I will keep them all in my life as long as I can. I love that I’m still aiming to live to be 110, I love a challenge.

Today I love that we are ordering our dry bulk groceries today, and that on Friday we’ll be ordering our fresh stuff. I love that we have managed to stock up our freezer and there will likely only be a small order this week. I love that we are eating well, and by well I mean mostly healthy and nutritious food that tastes great and is home made. I love how much attention we are now paying to our food and our time spent with each other and the time we spend doing things here at the casa azul. I love that we have everything but the blues here.

Today I love the plans we have for today, though I have to admit that I should have written them down ’cause I remember that we’re going to run errands and pick up a new tool from the hardware store but I don’t remember much after that, I think I have tool blindness, that thing that men get when they buy a new tool and then can’t remember what else they were supposed to do that day? I love that this makes me laugh a little.

Today I love sipping my coffee and remembering the warmth that filled this house this morning as I watch the last of the Eastern sunshine puddle on the floor of the dining area and realize that the warmth in my home can be augmented, but can never be taken out.

Today I Love The Wild Canaries

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love The Wild Canaries. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 4, 2020, from


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