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Easter Season

The weather is unseasonably cold at the moment and it doesn’t entice anyone to linger for any longer than necessary outdoors. I was running out to the bin in our back yard during the week when  I noticed a tap-tapping noise. I registered it but dismissed it and went about my daily chores. Some time later I needed to go outside again and there was that noise again. Tap-tap-tap. All I could think of was what was broken and needed maintenance now. I looked around but couldn’t see any obvious faults and was relieved. but still that noise, tap-tap-tap.  It seemed to come near our hedge and when I went to investigate I thought I saw a bird in the bush.  I went back inside and spent a minute or two waiting at the kitchen window and there, sure enough a blackbird was tapping on an old piece of reflective metal with his beak! I hurriedly called the children to look and see. We thought it hilarious and wondered was he being territorial or just falling in love with himself!

The following morning as I walked through the hall to the kitchen I could hear the noise again. There he was tap-tapping at the window. He flew away as soon as anyone approached but was back again when all was quiet. I wasn’t too impressed this time as I could see he left something to remind us of him!   As I went to clean up the windowsill and window, I started to tidy out the rest of the front porch. It reminded me of a lady in our locality. She lives in a lovely old house on a street in the town and every morning she is out cleaning the windows and window sills. I am too slovenly and might stretch to cleaning the front porch maybe two/three times a year.  Every time I think of her I see her slowly, meditatively cleaning the windows. As I thought of her I began to appreciate why she does this task every morning.

I am not sure if any of you believe in feng shui but I like some elements of it. When I was painting our front door I read a little on how to feng shui an entrance to a home and based on that I  picked a strong colour as we are south facing.   I wanted the entrance to be inviting for anyone visiting.    I also have a wind chime as I like the sound and is also supposed to chase away negative energy.  So, as I went from task to task, cleaning windows, sweeping the porch and deadheading flowers,  I thought of the Easter season, the religious elements, my mother,  as well as it being the season of Spring, of hope and renewal.  Afterwards I had a lot to thank that little blackbird for.

Hope everyone has a happy Easter.

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Blackbird
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney
Blackbird lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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