Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Whenever I see a hummingbird, it's like I'm seeing it for the first time every time. I'm not sure if I feel this way because I rarely see hummingbirds or what. I do rarely see them though, and I don't really see them in pictures or on TV that often. I mean you never see tigers, but when you see one in like a zoo or something it doesn't feel like a big deal. Maybe it's because you see them plastered all over everything all the time, I mean it's really not rare to see a tiger on a t-shirt, television, pictures, or whatever else. I have never seen a tiger and just been captivated by it, but that's what it's like when I see hummingbirds. I can't look away and it seems so amazing, you never see any other bird navigate it's way around in the manner of a hummingbird. And that few seconds that fully captivates you seeming like a couple of minutes is suddenly gone as the hummingbird flies off as quick as it appeared. I saw a hummingbird today. I was sitting on a rocking chair holding some random hats. I was waiting for someone to tend to their laundry, and then that person was dropping me off so I could set up a Women's Studies table at a Multicultural Expo event at school. As I was sitting there in that rocking chair, it happened. Suddenly a tiny hummingbird appeared, fluttered around a hanging plant, and then it was gone. It could be years before I see one again, it's been years since I saw the last one. But still every time I see one, I feel like it's for the first time. Perhaps this is the only reoccurring experience in my life that makes me feel this way.


  1. couldnt have said it the way you expressed it! very lovely .thank you
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