"Each must enter the nest made by the other imperfect birds.”-Robert Bly. New Zealand is home to the Weka, a population of flightless birds. 🐥. In February, I ran 83 miles in 4 days on the Queen Charlotte track and had many the encounter with these imperfect birds. And a lot of time to think.
Robert Bly’s Imperfect Birds is really about how these messy, raggedy nests that are our lives can be a harbor for other people. When you're a raw, pulverized garbage ball of feelings... where do you go? You visit the nests made by other imperfect birds, you find other people who've gone through it. You find the few people you can talk to about it.