Why are many sounds of nature, including birdsong, so uplifting to humans?
Job 12:7 "But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air and they will tell you;" for me this verse connects nicely with St Francis of Assisi's love for animals, creatures of God. One of his encounters goes like this: "O my sisters, simple, innocent, chaste turtle-doves, why do you let yourselves be taken? Now I desire to save you from death and to make nests for you, so that ye may bring forth fruit and multiply, according to the commandments of our Creator."...