This weekend, as the weather changed here in the Northeast to more fall-like temperatures, I saw my first group of geese flying together in V-formation and honking. What a lovely sight.
I immediately thought of poet Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese,” which contains the line “Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.” (See full poem here). The sharing of our mutual troubles is so important!
The other lessons we can learn from geese are summaries on this school site: Live Lessons We Can Learn From Geese. Take a moment and read the article!
Not only do geese work on achieving goals together and take collective resposibility, they also encourage one another by honking during flight!
As a community, we can support each other by pointing out positive actions and lifting one another up, even in uncertain times.