Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Healing After Loss

Mockingbird
Mockingbird in the Japanese Garden



"You cannot prevent the bird of sorrow from flying over your head,
but you can prevent it from nesting in your hair."
~Chinese proverb


12 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wonderful quote, lovely photo. Hope all is well and your are staying cool in your summer heat. We have a little of it today..90+ and humid. xox Corrine

Sherry Smyth said...

Beautiful quote that touches the soul. ♥

Ali said...

Lovely post, and so poignant! Happy Wednesday xxxx

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great picture, Snap, and I love that proverb.... We can't prevent things in life from happening --but we can control our responses to them.
Hugs,
Betsy

Les Trois Jardins said...

Hi Snap,
It is a very wise quote, which I know very well.
I do hope the crane bird is not trying to nest in your hair?
I liked your very pretty 4th July post. I meant to post one on America's birthday too, but we were out on the boat and no where near a computer ....
Have a happy day!
Jacoba

Barb said...

I love their call - like a long-lost memory returning.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Amazing shot. And the wise words are not lost on me. Sorrow can take on many faces. I know what face yours has these days. Mine is different but the image of not letting it nest in my hair was very instructive and helped me to slap myself awake a little. Thanks for sharing this today.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's beautiful!
Sending love to your heart,
Luna - We love Luna

Pondside said...

That is a quote to save and savor. Sometimes I find myself fretting about what's been lost and then I pinch myself and remember just how lucky I am to have what I have.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very wise proverb.

MJ said...

Beautiful proverb. The Chinese always have good ones. And thanks for your wonderful comment on my post today. I needed to read it!!!

Janet said...

What a beautiful proverb.