Taking off and landing

Q: Is this bird about to spread its wings and fly, or is it touching down after a journey?

Funny, how often an ending and a beginning are the same . . .

A: A snapped this photo as the bird—tired of trying to balance on the point of this light standard—spread its wings and began a new journey.

8 thoughts on “Taking off and landing

  1. marianbeaman

    When I retired from teaching, I thought life as I knew it was ending. and it was.
    But, then, miracle of miracles, I learned to blog which opened up a whole new world of friendly connections and a path to publishing my memoir.

    The bird image is just perfect for this blog, Arlene! 🙂

  2. Ally Bean

    Good question. It’s all in how you see it, isn’t it? I like to finish things more than start them so I’ll say the bird is landing, entitled to a bit of a rest.

  3. Arlene Somerton Smith Post author

    Interesting. There is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment that goes along with finishing. There’s also the incomparable excitement of just starting out with something too. I don’t know if I could choose which I like better. Given the number of half-finished projects around me, I think it must be the starting out! I’ll have to work on finishing . . .


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