Three years ago to the day, I wrote about two collared doves, who decided to build a nest right above our kitchen window. I'll be forever thankful to them for brightening our days during the worst pandemic days.
But the story didn't end there. In 2020, they didn't manage to finish the nest, so they returned in 2021. They didn't finish the nest then either. So in 2022, they were back. Alas, a storm took down their unfinished work. It's 2023, and guess who is back?
We're now lovingly referring to them as "The Engineers" and their nest as "Berlin Airport".
These days, it feels like the world will come crashing down on us at any moment. It may well be so, but there is little point in wallowing in torrents of bad news. But finding something positive is becoming as difficult as digging for water in the desert. This is when your camera can prove to be an indispensable tool for diluting the bleakness of everyday life with some joy.
It may sound trite, but simple truths like this often drown in the sea of anxiety and worry. Fortunately, life serves us occasional reminders that when you have a camera, you are fortunate to have a tool that brings joy.