Jan 2, 2016

Befuddled ... Betwixt... Believe

I thought about my latest batik fellow...
A wee sparrow
Befuddled & Betwixt... between landings

In comparison with the sparrow,
There seems to be those moments of: 
"What's next?"
"Where will the future take me?"
"How will I survive?"
"When will I know?"

Perhaps after we take those deep breaths, gulping air for stability, we remember that we truly are not in charge. The lessons our home ground taught us will most certainly see us through. 

Lessons from the birds:

Respect for land, water, trees, and all living matter who call the earth home.
Never take more than you need (food, resources, etc.)
Don't dance, play or peer into a raptor nest 
Listen more than you talk (chirp) and sing as much as possible. 
Always check out your surroundings before perching. 
Fly with confidence, soaring to your highest ability. 
Create (nests, roosts,etc) with finesse. 
Your life is short, soak every morsel of it up. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I enjoyed Lessons from the Birds: a reminder that 'less' is sometimes all we need, and 'more' is not necessarily a good thing. Thank you for the original art card and "the ole soft shoe" owl, both decorating my desk :~), and which I hope will get my own creative side going. I loved the batik flower card on 10/19 entry. You really live and thrive with your art! I SO admire that. Can't wait to visit in Tubac and be inspired yet again. See you soon!!! Love, K