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Journey of Quilting: Observe... and think

birds in history often times were messengers...

(above picture I call 'Prayer')
more specifically, in the Bible...

oh I know what you are thinking: here comes a speech on Christianity... no no no this is purely research, so to speak, and two topics which I adore; nature and God...
Most of you have heard about the biblical account of Noah's bird... or maybe the ravens bringing food into the dessert...

observation of nature is a part of one's religious practice, no matter what religion it may be
Let's observe the birds' habits... *this post is a fantasy in spirit and imagination... these photographs of this awesome home are not of my house (I wish)*
but let's take a walk around back...

Here... why don't we go in... the air is a bit chilly...

come sit in the study with me and

let's pour ourselves into some good books...

*don't forget your glass of _____*

Let's look at their movements...
How quickly, almost nervously, birds move, hardly resting long enough to be distinctly seen!
When observing birds, they suggest the thoughts which most commonly fly around incessantly through the mind...
think about all the mental pictures and conceptions-ideas we all can relate to that seem to race after one another, in quite a rapid succession...

Can we do this observation with any other animal?

there's a pot of tea on in the parlor now... follow me...

are you still with me?... Here we are I'll sit on the rocker in the corner,

and you can sit on the love seat... okay, where were we... ah... can we observe this in any other animal... let's take the horse: Step by step, the horse will carry you (like your affection), with training and very hard work on both parties (you and the horse) into a new state of reasoning, or into a brand new state of your life.

Considering the bird doesn't even attempt to carry you, and cannot, it, in it's simplicity, gives you just an idea of another state of your life... like life in heaven, where the love you show are towards both your Lord and your neighbor
~never try to cease exploring your inner thoughts~ you may just be surprised what comes to mind

~all photographs in this post were taken by me, Anne Marie, of Farm~