There are times when my shot is the completion of a thought. Suddenly after pondering something there appears a shot that so aptly illustrates my point. It’s as though my subconscious is out there searching even though I may not be fully aware. Then there are times when something inspires me. Such was the case when I happened upon this feathered friend. The bluebird of happiness immediately sprung to mind. In a case like this, I use the inspiration to teach me a thing or two. In this case when researching Bluebird of Happiness I found many references to Birds and the freedom they inspire. I know I have always had a penchant for the winged creatures of the world. I have used one as my gravatar and icon for as many years as I have been on line. Perhaps it is because “hope is the thing with feathers”.
In the spirit of happiness for all, here are some verses going back a bit referring to the Bluebird of Happiness. May we all have Blue skies smiling at us (I don’t know about you but I am mentally finished with cold gloomy winter), rays of light, and Hope.
And when he sings to you, Though you’re deep in blue, You will see a ray of light creep through, And so remember this, life is no abyss, Somewhere there’s a bluebird of happiness.
Life is sweet, tender and complete, when you find the bluebird of happiness.
– Bluebird of Happiness, lyrics by Edward Heyman & Harry Parr Davies, 1934
Blue skies Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies Do I see
Bluebirds Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds All day long
– Irving Berlin, Blue Skies, 1927
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all, ….
– Emily Dickinson, “Hope” is the thing with feathers, 1891