“Five Birds on a Wire” is a unique story, not only in subject matter but also in the author’s approach to story telling. The book is told from the perspective of the main character who never really moves much. She’s stuck in a few moments of bliss and expresses her delight through vivid descriptions of the impact that her surroundings have on her senses.
It is a simple concept with so many benefits and lessons to be learned. One main lesson is that stillness and a positive attitude can open up opportunities for our surroundings to make a positive impact on our everyday lives. One can be curious, exploratory and creative without moving a muscle. Observation is a great teacher.