Three simple gifts of wings

I spent the weekend at a friend’s cottage. On Saturday morning as I read my book in the sun, an object helicoptered out of the sky and landed on my page.

A maple key wing

I took time to examine it closely. The maple key looked like a feathered wing.

After lunch I sat with our friends to enjoy a drink. A dark dragonfly landed on my arm and stood out in contrast to the white shirt I was wearing. I appreciated its presence and examined the wings closely until it flew away. I didn’t expect the visit, so I didn’t have a camera handy, but this photograph by Kirsten Pauli will give you the idea.

dragonfly © Kirsten Pauli 2008

The sky on Sunday morning looked like this.

Wing clouds

I took some time to appreciate three simple gifts of wings from nature. I felt rich.

The glass that had held my drink on Saturday afternoon read, “To be rich is no longer a sin; it’s a miracle.” I dislike the word sin and I don’t really believe in it, but I might be convinced to believe in the miracle of the gift of wings.

A miracle Negroni

About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on June 5, 2018, in Arlene Smith, Arlene Somerton Smith, Belief, Inspiration, Just for Fun, spirituality and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I like how you express your visitations from nature. The maple key wing evoked a pleasant childhood memory. Thank you, Arlene!

  2. Nature has so much to teach us. Thanks Arlene for the reminder to be observant

  3. Taking the time to notice these gifts – that is the true miracle. And then life is filled with so much more.

    • I didn’t realize until I got home and reflected on it that time was the true gift . It’s been a while since I had an empty weekend of nothing but reading and relaxing. Ill take it as a sign that I need to do that more.

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