That's how it happened today.
I came out of Bed and Bath and was loading up my purchases in the car. I hear this raucous and honking up above. What's that noise? It was a familiar sound.
Searching the sky above, I finally see them. Cranes. Headed north. Going home. In droves. I must've seen at least several hundred in the time span that I leaned against my car and watched in awe.
Other people in the parking lot coming and going. How can they not notice? Don't they want to stop and watch this miracle of flight up above? I wanted to accost them all and make them watch. But, they were too far away.
I so wanted to share the experience with another human being. To enjoy it alone didn't seem right.
Their wintering is over here. I wonder where they live. What their spring and summer adventures will be before they are back again in November.
All I know for now is, they are going home.