Now; The Moment to Arise by Caroleen Thompson

Wonderful weather, so much I went outside to clean the stone walkway. It was over loaded with acorns, leaves and debris. The easy way to clean it is to use water, fast water spray tosses the leaves and acorns forward and can still leave the stones behind. And if you spray water straight down in to the stones, it rustles up the dirt and levels the stones while cleaning them too. Needless to say my walkway looks great now after a lot of water play.

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A blackbird came to harvest all the grubs and worms that this action stirred up. He came very close to me, within one and a half feet from me and the water hose. He seemed fearless and/or just accepting of me spraying forcefully down in to the time collection of debris.

The bird first found a real nice sized grub and act it right there while I watched only two feet away. Then he went to look for more.

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As I sprayed there were time when he was so close to the water shooting through the air. I carefully moved the spray so as not to move too fast or actually spray him. He is was good company.

 

Now I am real happy inside. I feel the unity of him and me. I looked at him and the song, “Blackbird” by Paul McCartney came in to my mind. I sang it to the bird.

Listening to the words with new ears, I thought how appropriate to revisit this song. Lyrics below.

Soon the bird looked at me and clucked a few things, which I took as “thank you” and he hopped up the tree and flew off. This smart bird saw an opportunity.

What a metaphor of our journey in life, as we all get dinged up growing up and get wounds of all sorts, emotional, mental and physical, like a broken wing. Wings heal. So do childhood traumas.

Sometimes you have to work hard at it, and we are in the dark, not knowing whats ahead. But it is now a time to fly and no more waiting. Do something good with your time.

This is the moment. Time to fly! ~ Caroleen

 

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Blackbird by Paul McCartney

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for the moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life,
You were only waiting for the moment to be free

Black bird fly, black bird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Black bird fly, black bird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Paul McCartney singing Blackbird Live Glastonbury Music Festival 2004

 

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