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Learning To Fly

June 14th, 2007

Leaning To Fly

“There’s no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss
Can’t keep my mind from the circling sky…”

Pink Floyd Lyrics (Learning To Fly)

The weather has been incredibly beautiful here in Central Ohio for quite a while now and my days have literally been skipping by, blurred on the edges under a dreamy blue sky filled with wispy white clouds. As I contemplate the inevitable end of Spring and the rapidly approaching close to a two year sabbatical that had allowed me the opportunity to travel on business with my husband, I just can not help but want to get out in the fresh open air and absorb the natural world around me. Abandoning myself to the simple pleasures of the season has been inherently blissful and I often find myself considering ways to bottle it up and preserve the moment forever. Camera in hand I capture only a fraction of the beauty and words fail me when I try to express it. An assortment of long abandoned oil paints have been calling to me from the darkest corner in my basement. I suspect that it is only a matter of time before they dramatically emerge, take center stage, and colorfully guide me through a whimsical Summer journey across a vast expanse of a blank white canvas. In the meantime however, I think I will sit back quietly on my back patio and watch the baby birds learn how to fly…

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Sometimes, it takes a while to build up the courage.

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It can feel frustrating when success is not achieved the very first try.

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Some may not be as brave as others.

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More often then not there are others who feel equally as scared.

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Learning might be easier if…

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others could learn how to share the experience.

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However, it can be wonderful when adversity leads you to the sunnier spot.

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I can not believe how friendly these little birds are… The Momma bird has been watching my next door neighbor and I for weeks. We think she must like us because she did not get upset when we took a sneak peak at her three little babies while they were resting their wings and taking a nap.

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Nor did she seem to mind when her three little sleepy heads decided to pose for the camera.

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