Saturday, July 15, 2017

From birds, and roads.

 Have you ever felt like you're at a crossroads in your life, only you kinda stay at that spot-not really knowing which way to go? I can't help but remember the Tom Hanks movie "Castaway," in the last shot. He's at that crossroad, remembering his past (which was pretty wild, really!), and maybe thinking, "What tie do I have that draws me to go east, west...?" Of course, he picked the only one that existed, the girl he met while delivering her package. (Boy was he a devoted FedEx guy!)
But he did pick a direction...that was a movie I wished had gone on to tie up the loose ends of his life. After all, the viewer got so emotionally involved in his life-why end it at the road? Let me see him happily married and welding with that lady!
So my cross road is here with the pretty lawn and trees and flowers and birds. I guess it's hard to explain-because I am happy in my home with my husband-but I want to do more, and don't have a clue......I seem to keep coming up with my shortcomings, and get kinda stranded on that island....
But I have been making people. Big people, little people. Lots of them.
And I've been loving the flowers and the birds....

"It's empty, Mom. Can't you see that?"

"I can't believe she doesn't fill this suet feeder..."
This is a mad chickadee look, in case you didn't know. (above)
Well, this look is pretty mad too.
"I'll just ignore her. Then she'll put more suet in here."
They sing that happy little song, no matter what.
There's a lot to be learned from birds...
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8 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Debra,
What a beautiful post! I feel the same way as you in regards to the movie.. I wanted to know that he found path. But I think, well I felt, that he would eventually go back to the house where he left the package.

Birds... I love to watch birds in the morning.. They all sit on the power lines out back, play in the bushes and sit on the fence and sing..
Thank you for the sweet post.
blessings,
Penny

Studio Maywyn said...

Interesting post
Clearly the suet is a clue. Those sparrows appear to be going through the wanting something more feeling as well. A change to help that along doesn't have to be grand. It can be small.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love your photos and you captions made me smile with the birds! I love your people!! I think everyone comes to a crossroads at some point. Just relax and do what makes you the happiest. Your path will soon show itself!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How cute your people are..........so creative! You will soon find your way out of your crossroads......everyone feels that way at times. Your bird photos and captions made me chuckle!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Your post kept me comparing your thoughts to what I think or have done.

I rarely care to know more when a movie ends like that. I prefer to think about the different ways the story might go forward.

I am 65. When I was 13 I learned that I could actually SELL what I created with the help of family that sold things I made to friends at work, The fun was creating and the thrill was actually being paid. In later years craft shows were the rage and I made a tidy bit of money selling at them. THAT was a blessing when my husband was laid off for 2 years when the 80s recession hit. I worked a full time job, a part time job and sold my "stuff" to help keep a roof over our head. That was before the internet. My love had become a job..dreaded because I began making what would sell and not what I wanted to make. When he went back to work and we were on our feet again I completely quit creating anything except for gifts and items to donate to my favorite pet rescue. Now that I am sewing again, I have no fire to sell. Doing what I want is what I have always wanted to do. What I THOUGHT was a crossroad really wasn't.

You want stitch. You want to paint. Your talent excels in both. Does it have to be a crossroad? Or am I WAY off base.
xx, Carol

Coral Cottage said...

Debra - I haven't seen the movie, but now I want to. I've been feeling this crossroads things so many times in the past few years. It is so hard and frustrating. I understand how you must feel. One thing for me is that there was/is so much happening in my life that I have no control over and ultimately that is what makes me feel like I'm not sure where I am going or what is next. So that old saying something about it is up to us as to how we respond to each situation. Perhaps there are things happening in your life that you feel you can't control? Whatever- you are not alone in your journey you have many people who care about you and your happiness. I'm surely one of them.

Your photos are so beautiful as always. Did you get a new camera? Love me some birds. Also, your people are so charming. I love your talent.

Be well be happy - just be you. xo kim

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Debra - so often we feel restless just before God opens a new door or window. Don't be afraid or worry you won't find it. He will show you! Loved seeing your chickadee - they are the sweetest birds. As for your people - they are the best - love ya friend. Hugs!

Barbara said...

How did I miss this one? Yes, a crossroad as evidenced by my comment on today's post. We shall go forward?