I don't know what it is about them but I LOVE bald eagles. Growing up in Michigan, I had never seen one in the wild. There was one at the Detroit zoo that was a bit of a celebrity. He only had one leg. He had lost it somehow in the wild and the zoo gave him a place to live. I remember seeing him and feeling sad that he had lost his leg, but I didn't feel any other connection than that. There are some that live in the upper peninsula but I think I have been there once. I don't remember the first bald eagle I have seen but I remember several others, and every time I see one I can't help but stare at it (unfortunately this also applies when I am driving)
Cory and I were married on the San Juan Islands Orcas Island to be specific (that's another animal I feel a connection with but that is a different blog) I remember walking around a building to get some pictures taken and a huge eagle came winging through at eye level right between us and the building. It was AMAZING. I have only ever seen one other flying that low to the ground and that was one that I got to look it right in the eye. It may sound strange but I lost myself for a second, watching that bird fly by. Time slowed my jaw dropped and my eyes locked on that yellow eye. I haven't had anything like that happen to me since. I spot them a lot, sometimes several in a week. I think it just depends on how often I get out of the house lol. But it seems like I always see them during a change in my life. The day I was married, on the drive out from Michigan to here there was one perched on a post on the side of the road. A few weeks ago I went to start making official plans to go back to school and half way to where I was going there was a big bald eagle landing in a tree. Maybe they are my lucky charm. I don't know, but there is something about them that just amazes me.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I have been having some issues lately. Firstly I seem to have lost my creativity. And secondly I seem to have lost myself. My life has changed a lot in the last 5 years, and in that time I had to put myself aside and take care of the new additions to my family. So several weeks ago I posted something on facebook asking for ideas on what to write about. I guess what I was looking for was not so much a theme, but several different subjects to write about. The things suggested to me were mostly themes, and I did create 2 new blogs because I liked the ideas. One for my thoughts, troubles and ideas about learning photography, and the other one is about being a mother and the funny things my kids do because, even though I have no followers yet, I hope to, and I hope to touch other mothers who maybe feel like they are in it alone and reach out to those mothers when I am feeling alone. This blog though, I want to be about ME. Just me. My thoughts oppinions and ideas on all things NOT kid related. I am more than a mom and I know it, but I don't remember or know anymore, the woman I was before I had kids. So that is what this blog is going to be. Thank you to everyone who helped me figure out just what it was I was looking for, and stay tuned. I have a mildly opinionated and agitated blog I am planning on posting later, I just don't have time to write it right now. Mommy duty calls ;)