the magic that is waiting and looking

The notebooks are full of a fierce attention to things I do not know.  But now I know what they are for. These are records of ordered transcendence.  A watcher’s diary.  My father’s talk of patience had held within it all the magic that is waiting and looking up at the moving sky.

– Helen MacDonald, H is for Hawk

4 thoughts on “the magic that is waiting and looking”

  1. Thank you for the lovely quote from one of the most extraordinary works I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. There is just so much beauty, natural science and grief riven struggle radiating from every page it’s difficult to name. A tour de force to be sure, both memoir and author.

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