quote for today

"Outside the second-story window of the office where I work is a magnolia tree. It isn't large or particularly impressive, but over the last years it has become a sort of focal point for me: while on the phone, or mulling over the day's problems, I gaze down into it... "The old Latin word for nest was nidus, a word now part of our language. Nidus--an origin of change, a breeding ground for new ideas, a place of grief and joy, a source of support and sharing. It's a word you won't hear in casual conversation, but it's the best one to describe the gathering place below my window. It's something the birds in my tree have that perhaps we humans could use more of." --Jonathan Zimmerman, found on this site


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