This is what I am trying to do lately. Not think and figure and plan…..just watch and listen and be. I fail many, many times at this, but the times where I can rest in the beauty of what God has made and Who He is…..what joy.
“You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.” – Psalm 16:11
Once I saw a little bird Go hop, hop, hop, So I said: – little bird, Will you stop, stop, stop?
Then I was going to the window To say “How do you do?” But he shook his little tail, And away he flew! (Nursery Rhyme)
I spent many a wonderful moment this morning watching a group of robins hopping about in our late winter yard. Their deep rich orange breasts moved up and down, as their tiny feet propelled them through the short yellowed winter grass.
One would hop a few feet, look about, and then his mate would follow shortly behind him. No flying at all from any of them, just hopping, looking, and hopefully, eating something.
It seemed a good sign to me, that indeed, spring is on its way.
“He rocks in the treetops all day long, hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birds on Jaybird Street love to hear the robin go tweet-tweet-tweet
Rockin’ robin (tweet-tweet-tweet), rockin’ robin (tweet-tweedilly-tweet)
Go rockin’ robin ’cause we’re really gonna rock tonight.” – Jimmie Thomas
“To shut your eyes is to travel.” – Emily Dickinson
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney
I am so thankful for my imagination. It provides endless entertainment, thoughts, and travel. Imagination is not bound by the body’s constraints, monetary concerns, or COVID19 restrictions.
Books can fuel the imagination, as do movies set in wonderful locales. Even looking outside my window and noticing what my local yard birds are doing, provide endless “scope for imagination.” (Anne of Green Gables 🙂 ) Listening to their tweeting on this wintery, icy morning gets me imagining the conversation and the plan they have to find food and warmth. Maybe they are plotting a trip to a Florida beach as I type this. 🙂
As the weekend comes, I will be traveling and adventuring. In my imagination for now, and hopefully in reality in the months to come.
Please feel free to comment below and share your imaginings, your dream travel locations, your favorite travel memories….anything. We can share them together.
I am thinking about birds this morning. They migrate for two reasons….to escape cold weather and to find food. Both of these sound great to me. 🙂 They are born with an amazing God-given instinct to know where to fly, how to get there, how to protect themselves. They also do not have to worry about COVID19, or taking PCR tests to travel, or quarantining. 🙂
And as we await yet another winter storm of snow and ice here in Virginia, I am wishing to be a bird! 🙂 I think I would soar right down to Anguilla in the Caribbean, and stay until April.
Also, I am praying for any of you who might be out of power and heat right now. Praying for quick restoration of power and protection for all of you.
In the meantime, I will be doing a lot of imaginary time traveling over here. Feel free to join me.