I saw a dove on her nest. She looked at me, and I looked at her. She did nothing to chase me away, just simply stared.
But that stare meant more than any sort of flapping wings or screeching ever could. That stare said, “You know what is right.”
Symbols of peace–and in that moment, she certainly was. Peace does not mean the lack of interaction, the lack of possible conflict. It means communication, it means remembering that we are all interconnected.
I took a picture and moved on. She continued on her nest.
Both of us at peace.