Hi friends! Happy Tuesday. I hope you all had a great weekend!
Can we talk about yesterday for a second? It felt sort of...... off, in a way that only Mondays can. And a HUMMINGBIRD flew into my apartment.
Seriously. Inside, flying back and forth through my living room.
It must have come in through my open patio door, but for the life of it, couldn't figure out how the heck to get itself back outside. It kept flying real close to the patio door, only to land at the closed, completely sealed/can't-be-opened-if-I-tried window above it, and bang itself repeatedly into it, as if wishing it would magically become an opening instead. Never mind that the patio door is (obviously) a lot larger of an open space than that darn window, and just a few inches directly below it. That hummingbird could not figure it out.
My dog was not sure what the heck was happening, and followed me around the room as I tried to reason with the bird and wave a pillow at it like an air traffic controller.
Note to self, birds do not understand English, nor arm gestures.
I eventually opened the front door, hoping the hummingbird would a. see and go out that way, and b. not end up dying (!) or knocking itself unconscious in my living room. Because what in the world do you do then?
Finally, finally it saw the light - literally - and made its way through the kitchen and out the front door. Hallelujah! I ran to the door and shut it, as well as the patio door, immediately.
I have always heard hummingbirds are a sign of good luck and lightness of being (<-- also the title of one of my favorite novels), so I'm hoping having one find itself trapped in my home is not a bad sign. ;) Either way, Minori (my dog) and I were mildly traumatized.
BUT, as I was writing this post, I also realized that that darn bird being stuck in my apartment is an analogy for life. Sometimes we we find ourselves in a situation, and can't for the life of us figure out how to get out. Sometimes we don't even see that there's a real problem, but maybe we can feel there's something a bit off. We can doing the same ol' things, over and over, assuming eventually something will change. That something different or positive will result. And of course it doesn't, because doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Change only happens when you CHANGE something.
You open a new window, or, ya know, a different door.
We can fall into a rut of looking at things the same way, day in and day out, and forget that there's almost always a different way of perceiving something, another way to solve a problem. A new opportunity to make change in our lives.
You just have to stay present, and willing to attempt a different path.
...am I just out of my mind from packing and moving yesterday, or does that also make sense to you guys?
Either way, I'm going to stick with the idea that hummingbirds are good luck, and yesterday's weird event was some sort of fortunate foreshadowing. ;)
On to work! I have a packed day before heading to Arizona later this week. Have a great day! xo
How's your week going??
ps. did anyone watch the Boston Marathon yesterday? It was on my mind all day, and I loved seeing all the photos on Instagram!