I’ve been wanting to write about this for some time now, but…feathers have been appearing around me for the past month or two. I think the second post of this blog is when I spotted the first feather I saw; a pure white feather. I cannot remember what I identified it as with The Feather Atlas online, but I believe it was a tern or some kind of water bird. I felt at peace at the time of finding the feather, and I have kept the past few that I have found. At times when I’m with others or in a hurry, I don’t pick it up or I’m asked to put it back by my parents, saying it could carry something. I have a few of the feathers with me.
The last one that I passed by while having inspiration for some lyrics that I wrote down today was identified as an American robin. Gray that turns into white at the bottom and the quill part of the feather. It’s solid gray, and no special markings. Unfortunately, that one and the wren feather I saw two weeks ago (white with small gray stripes; it’s a fledgling) I was not able to put in my feather folder. Yes I have a feather folder, sue me 😛
I’ve been paying attention to these small details. Maybe it’s a sign from a guardian angel or that I have the birds keeping an eye on me, who knows, The feathers remind me to enjoy the little things in life and to keep my eyes open. They are my muses.
And yes, I am writing poetry again! Yay! I’ve been feeling like a zombie the past few weeks and I finally was able to get a decent poem out. My friends are checking over the poem, helping me edit what they think could be improved upon, because I may or may not turn it into a song? We’ll find out. I would like to publish a novel someday, yes, but I’d also like to to produce a CD that has meaningful lyrics.
Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong generation, that the 60’s could have served me better with their taste in music (Queen, Sinatra, The Beatles, and Earth, Wind and Fire, to name a few). But then again, maybe I was born in the right generation. So much music on the radio these days have meaningless songs. I crave depth and tenderness in my music, not auto-tune and the same 3-4 chords played over and over for an hour over 10 different songs and too many commercials.
Until next week, keep on! Chao 🙂