Friday, September 25, 2009

A letter to yesterday's feather...


dear feather...

Yesterday i thought it sad that you were captured by the wind, torn from the body of the bird from which you came. Today i think maybe it was a blessing in disguise. You seem alive only in that wind; without it you'd lie lifeless on the ground. It is the stream on which you sail. Yesterday i found you curled round that little yellow flower. And today, who knows? Maybe you're resting on the bark of an old twisted tree. And tomorrow, maybe you'll adorn the headdress of a child pretending to be an indian warrior. Maybe one day someone will find you and turn you into a pillow to bring comfort to their weary head? Unite you with a whole case of feathers again. Until then you are free to dance upon the breeze, be carried by a force outside yourself, given momentum by an invisible torrent of air. And for that, i even envy you. There's a World of beauty out there - i'm sure you caught glimpses of unseen things when you flew with that bird.. but now the wind will transport you from place to place and introduce you to a mystery of colours, sounds, hopes and dreams..... And the breeze carries many other things too... listen for the melodies of children's laughter floating by your side, the tunes of little birds as they awake for the sunrise, the smells of autumn nights, the petals of fading flowers drifting by, drops of rain that will refresh you when you're dry, beams of sunlight breaking through the clouds..... oh, there's so much more for you to see.... so much more for you to be......Who can tell who else's heart you will make smile. So i shall be thankful for that wind, which takes you on untold journeys, letting you rest gently on it's wing. I wish you well little feather. Submit and ride with Him. 

3 comments:

Anette Acker said...

That's very nice, Becky! Well written, and I like the thought you end it with.

Anette Acker said...

Becky, do you mind if I quote parts of that on my blog (and link to your blog)? It really spoke to me and fits in with the next post I plan to write. Thanks!

Becky said...

Hey Anette. Yeah that's fine, i don't mind. Thanks for your comment too. I had thought that if anyone read that post they would think i was a little insane for writing a letter to a feather... but i thought i'd post it anyway and i'm glad it spoke to you, Becky x