Welcome today's storyteller, Naomi Baltuck!
There is freedom in cutting loose one's bonds to float high above the rest of the world.
To be quiet, and alone in one's thoughts.
It is a space and place that I do sometimes share.
Just when I find myself adjusting to the elevation...
...and the solitude...
Just when I start feeling too comfortable, too removed...
...I feel a tug on the heartstrings that brings me back down to earth.
Sometimes it's as simple as discovering on my front walk a baby bird that needs to be returned to its nest.
More often it is my own baby birds, coming home to roost.
Even just for a little while.
All words and images c2014 Naomi Baltuck.