Life has a way doesn’t it? Best made and laid plans, ah yes, laid or be laid that is the question. Well we’re all laid to rest whether you want to face that reality or not. If you’ve ever taken care of the ill, terminal or despairing you know. Projection from the wounded ones, wound. Never forget the time a nurse ran out of a room with a bed pan flying out behind her. I was thinking wow that patient sure had an amazing right hand curve to his toss. Oh and kudos to the nurse in her quick dodge response!!

Silently smirked thinking she was one of the rudest nurses ever encountered, her delivery of care sterile and tonality and monotone verbiage almost made me want to at least fart in her proximity. “Aww man excuse me, must have ate something bad”…yah her presence pulled it right out of me. Did you know fish expel gas to communicate?  The fish use air gulped from the surface which is then stored in their swim bladders and expelled through a duct with an opening next to the anus. What seems to trigger the noise is darkness and high fish densities, suggesting that herring use farting as a means of communication too.

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Fish are pretty amazing, had one friend and her fish would come to the top of his tank to be scratched. (and fed no doubt) Recently discovered an ocean fish, the Trevally, who eats Terns as they attempt to rest on the water during fledge or fishing themselves! Would often watch the Osprey dive for prey and would wonder if a shark ever gets them?

Never saw and don’t wish too, however this month’s reflection on the adaptability and survival cycle in nature is fascinating to watch. One needs to step out of their comfort zone to observe Mother Nature. Authentic presence on both parties allows transformation.

We humans adapt all the time don’t we? We have the gift of free will and have the power to change our mind and choose a different future, to reverse anything that sabotages real love and intimacy! However everyone has a different blueprint or foundation and really we are the only one that can control the impulse to eat unhealthy food groups, like Burger King chocolate shake and large order of onion rings. Now that combo will bring on a machine gun scenario of farts, trust me. So when do we start to make healthy choices for ourselves?

Living is so much more than eat or be eaten. Or is it simplistic as this; we are all interconnected and scenarios played out today are here for our personal growth.

There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. – William Barclay

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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4 Responses to Perspective

  1. Debbie D. says:

    Food for thought here, (but no onion rings. 😉 ) I didn’t know fish communicated by farting. That rude nurse certainly deserved a good fart. Thanks for the smile. 😀

  2. Myke Todd says:

    Fly Away… Fly Away… Gulp! … Never Mind…

    My cats seldom allow me to pet them, and now I find that when I had fish, they might have been my friends, and do tricks for the guests? Shucks.

    Thanks for this post, Brenda… Entertaining and educational, as always.

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