A Fledgling Teaches Me How to Fly

The nest in a flowerpot on my front patio is empty and deserted. Instead, there is a fledgling dove sitting on one of my patio chairs. How fast each NOW we live speeds by! Ever expanding into something else entirely.
I left my “to do agenda” at my desk for much of today, and sat out on my patio, as well. I had some things I wanted to share with this fledgling.
So, we sat together for a long while…in chairs no more than three feet apart, and I told him everything.  (Yes, “him”–he told me so.) And he listened, more attentively than I’ve felt listened to in a very long time.
As I poured myself out and he listened, the most amazing thing happened. I felt my heart crack open. And he FELT it happen! Perhaps because it was rather like hearing his own egg crack open…but who cares why?
Among other things, I told him how grateful I was that he chose my patio to be born on, and that I knew he would soon fly away –which I was happy about!…but also sad, because I would miss him.
And he told me,” SOON YOU WILL FLY,  TOO.  DO NOT LOOK BACK. 
ONE CANNOT FLY AND LOOK BACK AT THE SAME TIME.”
I’m sharing that with  you–it feels like something important for us all to take to heart NOW.
♥♥♥
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5 Comments

  1. Rita Kempf

     /  June 19, 2013

    Beautiful!

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  2. Laura

     /  June 19, 2013

    Reblogged this on Here and Now.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful communication with the dove!

    love,
    MaryC

    Reply
    • You are so welcome, Mary! I have a very strong sense that the communication was MEANT to be shared…the fledling dove was more than an “just” an earthly bird, as WE are more than “just” earthly humans…♥♥♥

      Reply

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