Whenever I feel down, or not able, sad, or in lack, I look at this picture of a juvenile male hummingbird that busted through a butterfly bush. It makes me feel brighter, inspired and more hopeful. This little one had so much verve and spunk, he didn’t let a big butterfly bush stop him, he just flew through it, leaving pieces scattered all around him in the air! A triumph, a moment of sheer exertion of will, survival and exuberance. Not a great picture due to lighting and the speed of the bird. But to me, it just says : I AM! period.
There it is! Don't you see? Catch it! Catch it! Catch it now. Watch it glide above the sea Spreading wings so prettily. Red and Green and Blue and Gold Are its colors I've been told Look into its dreamy eye Feel its grandeur, hear it sigh. But I cannot see it now. For it flies away so fast. Catch the memory and make it last. Catch it! Catch it! Catch it now. There it is! Don't you see?...
I wrote the above poem when I was a teenager. And I truly had no idea what it meant. But something told me to save it. Continue reading
Sometimes animals camouflage themselves so well, you cannot see them. It makes you wonder, do they know they’re blending into their environment and hiding in plain sight? Continue reading