Sunday, April 12, 2015

My spirit name

I headed out on my river walk this morning under a damp and blustering sky. My neck hurt and my spirits were low so the birds came. Eagles. What a thing to stop you from thinking of anything but blog posts.

What do the eagles say? They say:

Always think in blog posts.

One bald eagle swooped and dipped and glided around me but followed my general path, coming close and venturing away, for so long that I had a delightful sensation that I was taking a walk with an eagle.

If I had been a native to this land perhaps my name would have been Walks With Eagles. That would have been a good name, but I probably would have been called Mocks the Chief. Which would have been an okay name too.


  1. It turns out I like all your posts that have to do with spirits. Thank you.

    1. You're welcome. This works well as I consider the spiritual realm to be chatty and insouciant.

    2. Thank you for introducing me to a new word: "insouciant". Found an online tool that pronounced it for me so I can say it, not just know it's meaning. Crazy what's available these days on the web.

    3. It was my pleasure.

      I guess now I'll have no good excuse for going around mispronouncing words I've only read. Ah well, sest la vee.


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