I know that many, many people are suffering beyond anything I will ever know. It feels so very selfish to grieve my own losses.
I could count my blessings into infinity and am sometimes overwhelmed by the gifts the Lord has given me . From being a frightened orphaned child to now having the constant love of a family, I wouldn't trade my circumstances for the world! From my experience I have learned to hold on to love with both hands...and I do! As a child I dreamed of this life, something that seemed so unattainable; Love. Family. Home.
Nonetheless, with great joy comes great sorrow. There is no way around it.
So it is with these thoughts that I come to you. The friends with whom I share a common bond. Love of home. The joy of creating peace and comfort and beauty to be shared with those you love. Is there no greater medicine?
I look forward to sharing my passion with you. I choose to step away from my grief, to cling to the blessings that made the grief worthwhile. No longer imprisoned by my grief and sadness,
At first, I tentatively test the cage door...I discover it has been open all along. I fling the doors wide open and allow the light to come streaming in...
Aviary found on Craigsist for a song! (See what I did there?)
It is old but I cannot discern as to whether or not it is an antique. It stands 5' 4" tall!
It will most likely be painted. Dove grey, perhaps?
Inspiration: Aviary at Waddesdon Manor, England. It is in the Palladian style, as is the Craigslist aviary.
Close up of the Aviary at Waddesdon Manor.