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Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday, December 5th, 2008 - The Birds of Sorrow and of Grief

This morning, the secretary opened the 5th little door of her advent-calendar, and found this behind it:

“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow and of grief from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.”

She has been thinking about this the whole day. It seems very desirable to do as the saying says, but how?

It seems, too, that Miss Doodle is one of those persons, who naturally does what the saying suggests. So, this came to the secretary's mind, it's for Suki.

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14 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

That is awesome Miss Doodle. Suki will love that.

Kim said...

Oh Andrea, this is so beautiful. I am glad Miss Doodle and you have been given the gift of these words. When I first read them, I immediately thought of Suki.

The painting is so beautiful and the symbols are perfect for your purpose.

You both are incredible friends to so many!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

This is a delightful blog! Thank you.

katie jane said...

This is so lovely. And so very thoughful. And so appropriate.

sukipoet said...

Oh andrea, I am only just now scanning posts I have missed and I found this beautiful painting. With such a beautiful saying too. Well, my hair has no room for nests but I suppose they could sit on my head.:) I will remember this as I go through the next days. Today I am enmeshed in sadness. My brother said one of the times he most misses his wife is in the morning, and I am finding this is true about mom too. I have been breathing deeply and doing yoga and walking. Sorting through Mom's clothes. Quiet. Thank you so much, Andrea. Love Suki PS I have a post planned in which I will show some of the pictures various folks have put up about Mom and Suki. may I post this too?

Lynn said...

What an incredible quote to find and a beautiful way to share it with Suki.
I am sure she was deeply touched.
Your artful way is such a gift and a gift you give to others heart fully done and received.

jean-philippe said...

Good evening! That these birds symbol of the freedom never baffouée give you the strength, the enjoyment and the happiness for the week which arrives!!! Indeed to you!! Jean-philippe

soulbrush said...

what an exquisite image for suki to remind her and all of us of the red hearts in our lives.

paulanm said...

Oh, I love that sentiment......is there an author?????

Jess said...

A lovely image!x

Mim said...

Just catching up - and this is a wonderful quote, painting and post. I'm going to remember this quote, it's truly wonderful

marianne said...

Wow lovely!
Beautiful post and thoughts!
So sweet of you to dedicate this one to Suki!

kj said...

miss doodle, i hope you don't mind my visit to your terrific blog. this quote you've included is just the reminder i need, and i thank you for it!!

:)

human being said...

awesome!
what a beatiful way to condole a friend... and a great tribute for Suki's mom and the red heart...