the birds

October 10

How difficult it is to let go of an experience that has been so luxuriantly blessed! I want it to go on and on and yet my life at home awaits me. Sometimes I ruin the finals moments of an enchanting experience because I don’t want to let go, rather than living it fully as it occurs, right up until the end. I can take it along with me in my memory and treasure it so that it becomes a part of who I am. So letting go, yet clinging to the person it has made of me and the memories of the blessing seems the proper way of letting go.

On the edge

On the edge

October 11

Home again and everything is fine, except the ravenous birds ate much of our grape crop. I guess we all must learn to share, but it’s not fair! We do all the work and they simply swoop down and eat. I must let that go as well. Work is what we do. They only trust in the abundance of nature to supply their needs.

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to the birds

  1. Patsy says:

    So sorry about the grapes! And yes it is hard to let last week go but I do carry the residue with me and continue to look at the photos. Thanks for sharing yours. Miss seeing you at breakfast.


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