18 May 2009

An Omen

Two weekends ago, I put up a hummingbird feeder off of my porch. I was really concerned that I was too late in the season to attract any little humming friends. I've watched and waited. It's been a sad couple weeks...until today.

This evening, I was visited by one adorable, fast ruby throater. The hummingbird signifies joy, hope, peace and love. It can also be a symbol of good luck.

It seems to me regardless of superstition, and old wives tales, the hummingbird seems particularly apt to bring these things. The speed with which he goes through life, jumping from one beautiful plant to the next, gaining his sustenance from them and bringing joy to those who see him. It's certainly a speedy delivery of hope and joy...and perhaps good luck too.

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