Coots in the sunset glow
I caught the sun going down at Floras Lake on the Oregon Coast. There’s a collection of Coots (also known as mudhens) just past the pink reflected glow on the lake, farther out than the four swimming closest to me. They are rather unusual because they don’t seem to be overly shy of humans and seem to like sticking together in large numbers, forming what looks like rafts or large clumps of vegetation off in the distance.Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet