Reflecting on an ibis


Didn’t think much of this ibis when I was on my walk this morning, but it looked interesting enough to capture.

It had a lesson for me though, in reflection after a long day. It didn’t quite matter that someone was watching it in an ‘inelegant’ posture. That it was alone. That it made disturbed its environment, and made ripples in the water.

It simply focused on the task at hand. Being one with its surroundings. And if someone was watching it, and was going to use it as a prop to reflect on his own day, so be it.


Like everyone else, I’m having a hard time making sense of the number of changes that are going on around me. There are so many things to do, so many alternative narratives, so many choices – it is paralyzing!

Perhaps, like the ibis, the thing to do is simply to focus on the most important thing in the moment, & do it regardless of what anyone else thinks.