LAST ISSUE'S IMAGE (ISSUE
Florida mockingbird, the State Bird of Florida.
LAST ISSUE'S IMAGERY
After the fact, the sharing of this bird's photo
has become quite interesting. When I placed it here
yesterday, I was using the mockingbird to simply
ask "How are YOU doing?"
I had accepted it the day my visiting cousin first
spotted it as welcoming us to Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
An e-mail from a subscriber stating "she doesn't
seem to appreciate having her picture taken"
had me relook and then see somewhat of a "keep-away-from-me
I took another look and then began to see all kinds
of other stories I could be making up. "He/she
was alerting us to be looking for different things."
First seen were Whistling Ducks. (Watch for them
tomorrow.) Then there were family memories to be
aware of that we preserved in photos.
Finally, if I wanted to view the bird's look as
a warning unheeded, half-way around the boardwalk
Sam fell (a sudden attack of extreme low blood pressure)
and was taken to the hospital for two days for observation.
All is well and he's been back home for several
The point to relating this personal story here is
to exemplify how many times we take one image or
situation and create many other things from it.
In hindsight we often also may do guilt trips and
"what ifs" and "if onlies" on
ourselves, creating a huge energy drain.
How much more empowering it is to be with what is
in the moment. If the stories come up, we have the
power to simply play with them, transform them into
new stories with positive, enlivening charges.
Can you relate this to any "stories" in
your own life? Are there any still draining you?
How can you flip them? Perhaps you can look around
you and find an image that you can call on to do
it for you. Have fun with it.
After I had many of the above thoughts, I received
the final e-mail respone to Issue 50. "What
strikes me about this bird is the oh-so-serious
expression. Looks like s/he is in the middle of
a conversation and listening intently to the other
participant." My intention is that you've now
had that same experience.
TODAY'S IMAGE -
was one used in our Teleclass on Monday night.
Some rich conversations were generated from it,
so I thought I'd include it here. It is also Photo
#4 on eteletours.com.
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© 2005 Sheila Finkelstein
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