Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HUMMINGBIRDS ARE CELESTIAL....

So, I accompanied the missionaries to a young woman's house today and right in front of her living room window was a beautiful tree with a delightful hummingbird buzzing all around. It just hovered and zoomed all around the tree and then all around us. He was a gorgeous emerald green color. It was adorable.

I have one that calls the bush outside our door its home. He's a cutie also. More purply than green and just stunning.

I was speaking to Em on the phone right now and she said, "There is an adorable little hummingbird just hovering around this bush right now as I'm talking to you. He's so cute!".

"I know!" I replied, "I think they're celestial!"

And I do...how could they not be?...look at them...all little and trembly and buzzy.. okay... I just described a midget on meth, but you get the picture, right? These birds are just take-your-breath-away-beautiful. They do that to you. Em and I discussed this. How can a person NOT notice a hummingbird and be taken aback by it? How can one stridently ignore such a creature of beauty? It simply must register within you that you've seen a creature of such fragile beauty! It must! If it doesn't, then I believe, you are broken. Something must be broken inside of you if you can swat away a hummingbird and not take notice of its' tremulous beauty. There. I said it.

Keep flying little trembly, buzzy, flighty piece of art...no, not you little meth addicted midget....I know you're dealing with things and I wish you well, but I won't stop what I'm doing and smile at you while you're hovering over a flowering bush and tremulously sticking your nose down a flower....sorry....I've got my own problems.....but YOU hummingbird...you just keep it going my friend...you rock nature!!!....

3 comments:

Stephanie Jette said...

This is so true. Every time I see a hummingbird I know that they will be there when we arrive at the gates of heaven.

Eli Bowman said...

I've always liked hummingbirds. For some reason I always thought they were so different than any other bird, and I suppose they are in a bilogical sense, but I always thought they were different in a more special way. I've thought that since I was a kid.

The Katzbox said...

What? No reference to the meth-addicted midget? Have you all gone soft on me? And yes....I'm pleased that you see the celestial-ness of the hummingbirds...I just don't think you're reading the entire entry....that's all....