Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quack quack waddle waddle

I was running late for a meeting today, cursing the fact that I had to park in the big structure and walk clear to the other side of the giant studio lot in my high heels, and regretting that I had worn a sweater on such a hot day, when suddenly I heard a rustling in the bushes to my right and then, before my quite startled eyes -- a young duck popped out and waddled right in front of me like he was merging into traffic. And before I could process whether or not I was having a heat stroke induced hallucination -- another little duck popped out of the bushes and four more after that! Six ducks appearing like some crazy magic trick, all in a line, and not one of them concerned that I was clicking along in my shiny shoes just a half a foot behind them. They owned the road...a pack of teenage ducks (they had no mom with them and seemed a little older than chicks) just out for an afternoon joy waddle. I laughed out loud and the completely unexpected display of cuteness and nature in the concrete studio lot...and being late or hot or having to walk so far suddenly didn't matter to me. I stopped and took a few pictures and discovered the ducks even had their own crossing guard. Somehow their parents and grandparents had decided to make the giant Hollywood fountain in the middle of the lot one of their migratory stops, melting the hearts of even the cold movie studio execs who went so far as to replace the water in the fountain with natural unchlorinated water for them to swim in.
So if you're having a bad day or feeling hot and grumpy, be on the lookout, your ducks might be right around the next bush:)

1 comment:

  1. Just a friendly duck reminder that all of our fancy buildings and concrete jungles are on loan from nature. They'll take it back whenever they want :). Oh to be a duck and waddle to my heart's content...