What we can hear in the silence

Have you noticed how silent the world has gone? The large metropolis of London, for instance, usually has a 24-hour roar over it that has suddenly gone very quiet. No planes, very little traffic. In a world that is full of tears, anxiety and suffering, we are enjoying clean air and... bird song!

I am lucky enough to have a garden, and the bird song has been deafening at times. I found myself looking up the different songs online so I can distinguish them; something I learned as a child but then largely forgot as you can't hear much in London. It is such a joy to rediscover the birds!