Wednesday, February 23, 2011

which bird are you?

The bird that banged into my window yesterday experienced a lot of pain, yet was free. This one experiences no pain and is safe, yet imprisoned.

Pauline's bird

"And the day

when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud

was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

~ Anais Nin

This post is linked to Imperfect Prose at Emily's.

in the hush of the moon


Brian Miller said...

few words...deep stuff...which is better?

Kati patrianoceu said...

This is a great thought... reminds me of the day I watched a pigeon fly above my head, straight into the wall of my house, then bounce down right by my feet. It did not survive. But yes, it was free, and its life was its own. Very thought-provoking!

Joybird said...

Great pairing of thought, picture and quote. That Nin quote will stay with me awhile.

Joybird said...

Frankly, so will your post title? I'm not sure which bird I am. It is a good question.

emily wierenga said...

ooh i am intrigued and convicted by this: would i rather be trapped but pain-free, or free but filled with pain? sigh. life is hard. thanks for making it easier with your beautiful words. e.