She is almost blind. Lives in her little apartment at the sanctuary. She is safe, and well cared for. Now that she cannot manage on her own.
There is some sadness in her. Maybe a fleeting memory of her youth. Soaring high up in the bright blue skies. Carried by the winds over green forests and sparkling seas.
But most of all there is contentment. Quiet enjoyment of life. And appreciation. The light breeze moving her feathers. The sun warming her old bones. And the love of a human, who takes her out on walks, touching her heart. Precious moments to treasure. To just be.
55 thoughts on “Monday Musings: Just Be”
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Not yet, but it’s on my list 🙂
Hope your sum up is accurate ~ that contentment in the NOW exceeds her sadness at the passing of the past.
I hope so too, Nancy. In this case of the hawk, I thought I saw that when I followed her on her “walk” yesterday.
Her feelings beautifully expressed.
I can only hope I captured some of what she felt.
When looking at this magnificent bird, such sadness tugged at my Heart. Yet, when we focus on “what was” instead of “what is” many of us miss out on the Gift of Life NOW. I think this reminded me of someone I know who insists on living in the past, with reminders of the past around her, and I just want to reach out to hug her and tell her how much she is missing out on NOW. Bless you, Tiny, for this thought provoking post. Love, Amy ❤
I knew you would understand what I meant, Amy. It is important to live now, be present, otherwise life just sails by us. This old bird was clearly enjoying the now on her “walk”. She was truly magnificent, and so much loved.
LOVE truly does make all the difference, Tiny. And LIFE is so darn precious! To be “living” in the past with a sad Heart defeats the purpose of Living! Some people I just would love to give a shake or two and point out what they are really doing by living in the past. Yet, yet …. it is not up to ME for them to see … it is up the THEM to see …. 🙂 ❤
You are so right, Amy. Carrying the past is heavy, and letting go is sometimes difficult. But only that frees us to live fully now 🙂 Hugs!
Has WP been slow, Tiny? I really haven’t been full time blogging and was wondering if because I haven’t been, my site is slow. Or is it WP in general? What have you seen? Curious minds would like to know …. 🙂
My WP is “normal” today. And when it’s really slow for me, I’ve discovered that our internet connection (the wifi part) is fluctuating or just plain slow.
Thanks, Tiny!!! ❤
Lovely story from the marsh, Tiny. Not every sad event has to continue in sadness.
That is right, Susan. Meeting this beautiful bird was a great reminder of that.
I understand this well. I’m happy she’s being cared for! Have a lovely day Tiny!
She is well cared for and much loved. The symbolism of how she enjoyed her “walk” was a good reminder to me to appreciate what is. Have a great day and week, Koko.
We all need reminding. You have the best lessons Tiny. So glad our paths crossed. Your posts always touch me. Take care! 🙂
The lessons offered to us by nature tend to be the best 🙂
Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Good to know that someone is being very kind to her.
Exactly! That’s how I felt too. It was wonderful to see this bird enjoy her “walk” to the park and the beach with this kind woman.
Beautiful words. :)))))
Thank you Laura 🙂
You’re welcome. 🙂
Very moving… it has been a long journey, the last part is the hardest one…
It was moving for me to meet her. And see the appreciation and enjoyment of that little walk out in the open.
I’m so glad that it’s being taken care. Nice post Tiny! 🙂
Thanks H.J.! It was great to meet her 🙂
Beautiful Post today. Your words remind us, that time is always moving forward and asking us to let go. Thankyou.
Thank you, Karen. Indeed, it’s important to move with the flow of life and not to get stuck in the past.
Thanks David. Looking at her I felt I lived a little…
Awwww- heart tug….
Was for me too…and I’ll certainly go back and see her.
What an experience this would be.
It was a moving experience.
This is a very fortunate hawk to have safety and comfort. Great post Tiny. 🙂
Yes, she is! Thanks Jet 🙂
She’s so lucky to be cared for, so she can still enjoy the breeze and the air. Appreciate what is in the moment. 🙏
Yes, she’s very lucky! And it was clear watching her that she enjoyed the moment.
She is! She really moved me.
So heart-touchingly exquisite – both photo and poem.
Thank you, Carol, for your visit and your kind comment.
So sad. I nearly can feel her feelings, because I have lost the sight from one of my eye.
It is sad, but while no longer able to fly, she can still enjoy the freedom of outdoors thanks to some very kind people. She can still see a little with one eye. You sure see and capture beauty with you seeing eye. Have a wonderful weekend, Matti.
I sure hope thats what she really feel …
I hope so too…that’s the feeling I got watching her.
It’s lovely to watch young creatures bounding with life and enthusiasm but there is something extra special about seeing the old ones content to rest and soak up the sun; just be, as you say.
That is how I feel too. This oldest bird in the sanctuary touched my heart. She was clearly enjoying her outing.
So so touching