|Cold Mountain (1)|
"See, I think there's a plan. There's a design for each and every one of us. You look at nature. Bird flies somewhere, picks up a seed, shits the seed out, plant grows. Bird's got a job, shit's got a job, seed's got a job. And you've got a job." -- Maddy (the goat lady)
In one crude sentence, Maddy manages to sum up LIFE. Every single thing in life has a purpose, has its part in the plan. We might not like bugs or spiders, but they do a job. I know I don't particularly like maggots, but they also have a job. Some people dislike mice or rats, yet even they have a job. And you've got a job.
|Birds flying in Sacramento (2)|
Other times, our job is to be like the shit. Our purpose is to fertilize, to keep warm, to provide the means of life to another thing in a very impersonal manner which we're not directly connected to. Our existence seems to reduce down to not much more than being there.
Then there are the moments when we're like the seed and resulting plant. Everything is going our way, and we're full of potential and glowing with life. Others have given us the means to get where we need to be and to put down the roots that will allow us to be big and strong and healthy.
|Life and age of women (3)|
Perhaps now is a time when we need to practice just ... being. Be a bird. Be a pile of shit. Be a seed. It's okay. Be yourself, knowing that "yourself" will change over time!
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1) Image by Ken Thomas / Wikimedia Commons
2) Image by Brocken Inaglory / Wikimedia Commons
3) Image by James Baillie / Wikimedia Commons