Saturday, July 21, 2012

Message in a Bottle?

Photo By ME

Message in a Bottle? Do you believe in signs? Little messages sent from heaven above to fill you up with Hope and Love … Well, I had a message from heaven today. It came to me while I was sitting up on the deck off of my bedroom, feet up, sipping an iced tea and watching the last hour or so of the sun before it set.  I had taken the kids to the mall a few hours earlier. Shopping seems to be one of their favorite things to do; it’s not really one of mine, but I do enjoy spending time with my kids and seeing them happy. While we were out, I popped into a perfume shop to check out some of the new perfumes. Perfume is one of my few “splurges.” I don’t buy it often, but when I do I don’t mind spending a bit more than I typically would on most things. I seem to be fond of Marc Jacobs these days. My last purchase was “Lola” … So I decided to give the new “Daisy” a try. I fell instantly in love with “Daisy” and decided to pick up a bottle.

… Okay, at this point you are probably wondering what the heck does Marc Jacobs perfume have to do with a sign from heaven, right? Well, I’m getting there; stay with me. So just before heading out onto the deck --upon my return home from shopping-- I opened my new perfume package and sprayed a light mist onto my right forearm. This perfume itself is almost heavenly; it is so soft and gentle, sweet and uplifting … but not too sweet. It reminds me of walking through a field of summer wild flowers. This thought was crossing my mind … trying to find words I would use to describe this new scent … as my feet crossed the threshold of the patio door leading out onto the balcony. And I guess, that perhaps this flowered essence was appealing to other outdoor creatures as well. No … It’s not what you're thinking, thankfully. It was not a bee. It was something else with wings: a hummingbird!!

The cutest little hummingbird flew right up to me, while I was sitting on the second story deck.  It hovered about a foot right in front of my face.  This amazing little hummingbird just hovered there looking into my eyes and flapping its beautiful, delicate wings. I could have reached out and touched him if I had wanted too, but we spoke without words instead.  And of course, I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear (Things with wings just bring me inexplicable joy for some reason). This hummingbird was so magnificently beautiful: grey tips, green and blue belly, blue head. I think my perfume led him to believe that perhaps I had some sweet nectar to share and I would have gladly shared my iced tea --but it was unsweetened.  He hovered in front of me for almost a full minute. It was fabulous to see such a marvelous creature up so close. To see each individual feather and the wings flapping in perfect unison to suspend this little messenger in stationary motion. Truly remarkable and such a gift to behold. Well, after a minute, this little guy bid me farewell and went about his merry way, but the smile that he brought to my face is still there. Yes, I’m still smiling from ear to ear. =))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

It’s funny, because a search tag for my blog had showed up late last night as “maybe the secret is to stop chasing butterflies” and for some odd reason this odd phrasing had been echoing through my mind off and on all day today. But I think that heaven has given me an unequivocal answer to my pondering on the latter … that is to say that if I stopped chasing butterflies and other “silly” things, they would come and ‘chase’ after (find) me.

P.S.   I don't have a hummingbird feeder, but after my hummingbird visitation yesterday I think I am going to go out and pick one up.  Would be nice to have hummingbirds visit me on a regular basis.

7/27/2012 ... A conversation with a friend this evening reminded me of another winged visitor, earlier in my life.  "Yes, I love anything with wings.  In high school, a black crow befriended me and he would wait for me at the school bus stop each day to walk --hop and fly-- home with me.  I would sit on my front porch and do my homework, feed him cheerios and talk to him.  I didn't think he was scary at all, but he did have quite the sense of humor ... His favorite thing to do was to steal my pencil so that I could not finish my homework, especially whenever I was doing math problems.  I agree, birds are highly evolved and likely are spiritual messengers.  I love them too!"

“Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for Love, Joy and celebration. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation.” ~Liora,

2 comments: said...

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Michelle (Isabelle) said...

Thank you. Appreciate your stopping by and taking the time to comment. Peace & Love.