Though I always try to remember to post something for Kat’s Photo Heart Connection, I sometimes miss the beat and then time slips by and…you can guess the rest of my story. It is really a good thing to do, looking back at the images from the previous month and choosing the one that tugs at your heart, that says something to you.
This image is of a cat bird, taken at the same location as the nest of eagles that I wrote about several days ago. Toward the end of our time at the marsh I saw this bird a few yards away just chattering at the top of her lungs. Sometimes the light is right, I’m in the right place, and the lens does what I want.
I love this little bird. She’s being herself, ruffled feathers and all, telling the world what it needs to hear…her own little song.
The recent death of Dr. Maya Angelo has touched me deeply. Oprah Winfrey has aired many of her shows on her network (OWN) that include Dr. Angelo recently, as a way to honor the memory of this wise woman. Her book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” came to mind as I looked at this image.
How grateful I am that Dr. Angelo sang her song. For in her song I ‘heard’ that all of our stories, all of our songs need to be sung. No matter your age, your gender, your orientation to life in any form, your education, your beliefs…all of us need to share our stories. And then, most importantly, we all need to listen.