Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks
“And muse on Nature with a poet’s eye.“
This is a handmade “Voodoo Chicken” (also known as a pin cushion.) A very good friend (hi Gina) picked her up for me because, well, she knows I love me some chicken things.
You are supposed to stick pins into this chicken when you are having a bad day, or a difficult time with someone in your life. You can finally “give it” to those who so deserve it.
But instead of doing that, I’ll be renaming my chicken from “Voodoo” to “muse.” And instead of reminding me of my troubles and tempting me to expend any of my precious creative energy on something that’s out of my control, like angry reactions to a piece I wrote, or a sullen teen’s once again reply of “I don’t care,” I will instead look upon this whimsical creature sitting on a shelf near my computer and be inspired by the many stories she, no doubt, will be able to whisper in my ear.
As always, peaceful weekend everyone, health and happiness (and safety) to your flock.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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