For millennia, the cardinal has represented a spirit guide. Appearing to us as a representation of those we have loved and lost. My wife tragically lost her father when she was 13 years old. And, throughout the 30+ years I have been with her, the cardinal has uncannily seemed to manifest at times when she is thinking of her father or needs a father’s love. She feels a very deep spiritual connection to her father through this bird. I honor the undying love between my wife and her father with this poem.
Please listen to this delicate and sensitive narration by the incomparable Simon Howard on Twitter.