Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Leap of Faith

Be like the bird, who
Halting in her flight
On limb too slight
Feels it give way beneath her,
Yet sings,
Knowing she hath wings
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–Victor Hugo

Just off my dining room is a small porch, barely big enough for two chairs. The dining room and the porch sit above the garage and driveway. My next door neighbors have a huge maple tree, whose spreading branches provide morning shade on the porch.

Yesterday, I was sitting on the porch, eating my customary breakfast of granola. I became aware of a soft thumping sound. Please read the rest of this post at Reflecting A Life.

related post: Falling Into Now; Love Your Death

16 comments:

  1. Ah, great title. :-) Hugs, Vidya

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    1. Vidya, Thanks! And thanks for your comment on Elle's site.

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  2. And here I am with the other side of that tail. Several years ago, I was driving to work down a tree lined street. A squirrel suddenly fell mere yards right in front of me. He had enough time to hop up, an angry-as-anything-at-himself look on his face, and turn to see my car. I imagine, had I a camera under the car, I would have seen a But,-things-could-be-worse look on his face next.

    Moral of story- Sometimes, squirrels just do stupid stuff.

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    1. CW, Ha! Sometimes we all do! Thanks for your great story.

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  3. What an enjoyable lead in, now I'm of to check it out!

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  4. Left a comment at the other blog. Always nice to read your posts.

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  5. I loved this one as usual. I really enjoy your writings; you do have a wonderful gift.
    Blessings!

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    1. LeAnn, Thank you for your kind words.

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  6. Galen this is a fantastic post, thank you for sharing. The hardest part of moving forward often comes with taking that leap of faith and it can be a tough one to do, especially when there's no physical support. Trusting the process can be challening, turning everything over is interesting, and the ego stepping in can either work for or against us. Have you ever heard of the push-me-pull-you? That's what my life is like sometimes; when it gets like this it's time to reconnect, get out of my ego, humbly turn everything over and on with my life and take the leap of faith.

    Fantiastic message... and on that note these studies aren't getting done by themselves. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. darlin, I don't know about the push-me-pull-you. What does it mean? Humbly turning everything over I certainly understand! Thanks for your comment and good luck with your homework! I'm off to the cabin for the weekend with a good book.

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    2. Galen I hope you enjoyed your weekend, sounds like a fantastic way to spend a few days!

      A pushmepullyou is a character in Dr. Doolittle's children's movie, it's a two headed creature, a head at each end of the body. In order to make any type of progress the heads have to work together. One would have to walk backwards, while the other one would have to walk forwards. If both heads want their own way then they go nowhere, as they each try to move forward no movement is made.

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    3. darlin, Thanks for the explanation. What a great character to learn from!

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  7. Hi Galen,

    Do you know that Victor Hugo is my favorite author? I actually written a whole Squidoo lens about Victor Hugo 3 years ago. Lovely piece you put here. Thanks for this :)

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    1. Sylviane, How fortuitous! Thanks for commenting.

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