BeatPosted: February 4, 2013
Beating your wings and feathers
You broke free from this world…
~ Rumi, Gone to the Unseen
Today’s Capture Your 365 prompt is Beat. The beat of drums, the beat of the heart, the beat of a bird’s wings. In the case of the starlings pictured above, it looks like I captured the beat of the wings as well as the bird on the suet crying, “Beat it!” to the other bird flying away. Starlings can be rude creatures.
One of the informal meanings of the word beat is fatigued, exhausted, worn out. After a morning of play and following me around, Bella and Izzy found themselves beat and ready for a nap. Nap, by the way, is tomorrow’s prompt so I’ve got two covered in one day.
As for me, I walked my usual beat today, the path around the pond and meadows, capturing snowflakes on my hat, my gloves, my winter coat, my nose, and my tongue. The snow is so light and fluffy. I must have looked as though I was covered in tiny feathers or bits of fluff.
My head seems to be empty of thought lately. It’s a winter hibernation of the brain otherwise known as the February Funk.
My body wouldn’t mind following my brain, and taking a long nap. A sunny day would cure that quickly. It’s been a while since we’ve seen the sun in its full and shining glory.
In spite of wanting to hibernate, I’ve been productive lately. You would not believe how much stuff I managed to get rid of this weekend. I sorted through a box of old files, consigning much of it to the fireplace. My children and grandchildren will thank me for this after I die. Being a good mother and grandmother, I saved them a lot of time and trouble and sorting through papers that are meaningless to them.
Sorting, sifting, and letting go. There is freedom in releasing things. I’m beginning to feel open and spacious. Ready for something new.
Speaking of new, I have my new blog home just about ready. I’m going to hang out here for a few more weeks. It will give me time to tweak and play and decide what goes and what stays.
I reckon that’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for stopping by, and joining me on another walk. The weather prognosticators are saying we’ll get about four more inches of snow today. It’s a great day for sledding. See you at the top of the hill.
Have a delightful day, evening, night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time. :)