A few weeks ago, I’m walking down this odd half street. I’m not sure how else to describe them but it’s these narrow mini streets often made of dirt and grass that run between rows of houses around here. There aren’t many but when I see one I turn down it because it feels like you are transported to another time when things were less of a concrete jungle. Anyway, I’m in this shady oak tree lined path and suddenly a shower of feathers is floating around me. The sun is setting, it’s very quiet and the feathers appear to be moving in slow motion. It was rather dream-like. I searched for the source in the trees overhead but saw nothing. While it was surreal and pretty to see these white feathers dancing around me, something about it felt wrong and I soon found myself dodging them with repulsion.
Fast forward about a week and I’m talking to my mom who says she walked out her front door into a feather storm. Looking up she saw a hawk plucking the feathers off it’s prey before devouring it. She’s a big nature fan so this was delightful for her. Anyway, her story made me realize what was going on overhead that night on my walk and this comic came to mind. Hope you enjoy. 🙂
Something cool happened to me over the weekend that I feel compelled to share. I’ve really been wanting a bicycle. Well, its a want as well as a need thing but I wont get into the details. Anyway, I’m talking to my friend Chris and he says, “Hey! There is a yahoo group called FreeCycle. Join the local one for you and ask for a bike. I bet someone gives you one.” I thought what the hell and did and low and behold the next afternoon a lady in my neighborhood emails me and offers me hers. How cool is that? Freecycle is all about offering stuff you no longer want but someone else might really need. It’s not about selling. I highly recommend it. There is probably one in your community and you might have some stuff lying around that can help someone else. Or maybe you need something and someone else has it. It’s really worth joining either way. Thanks Debbie from FreeCycle for my Huffy! <3 Lastly let me thank my Huffy. 😛 I hadn't been on a bicycle since I was around 12 years old or so. Needless to say I was pretty wobbly and a bit freaked out. I thought the bike's steering was way off but it turns out it was me. I'm grateful because I learned a lesson that can be applied to life in general. The reason I was finding it hard to steer is because I was focusing on the ground immediately in front of me. After a few times of trying, I began to focus my direction on where I wanted to be. Suddenly, I was no longer riding so wobbly and steering all over the place like a mental patient. You see the metaphor here I'm sure. I'm sure it's far from original but it was an epiphany to me all the same. Grasshopper signing out. See you next week. 🙂