Hummingbird...

… I have a painted glass USMC emblem hanging from the window of the blogroom… the window faces out towards the woods behind the Straight White House… no one can see the little EGA, so, I really don’t know why I hung it… still, it gives me pleasure to look up occasionally and see it… however, just five minutes ago, it provided me with an unexpected bit of slapstick humor…

…I was just sitting here drinking the morning’s coffee… enjoying my membership in the Congress of Nekkid Bloggers… and reading some blogs… when I heard a faint tapping on the window… I looked up to find an emerald colored hummingbird trying to get to the red and gold USMC emblem… the poor thing seemed a bit confused… he must have thought himself one lucky bird to have such a large red and gold feast all for his own pleasure….heh.. that bird tried from every angle imaginable to suck the nectar out of it… in desperation, he actually threw himself against the glass a few times… and, hummingbirds aren’t exactly built like linebackers… so, the glass withstood each onslaught… but, one thing can be said for hummingbirds… they are tenacious little bastards.. he wanted his nectar, dammit, and he was gonna GET it…. still, he failed in the end… and, even if he HAD breached the defenses… there was no nectar to be had… I suppose a life-lesson can be found in this, children… but, I’m confused as to which one…

… perhaps it is simply, “be careful of what you wish for”…. or, “drive, and motivation are crucial, but you must understand your goals”… hmmm… nahh.. what about, “what you want might not always be good for you”… “the golden ring you reach for is not as shiny as you thought”…. or, perhaps it is something deeper.. and the Stones were right… you can’t always get what you want… sometimes, you just get what you need…

…in any case, caveat emptor, gentle people… as is with this blog… hummingbirds and readers are shipmates here…

by Eric on May 02, 2004 | Comments(1) | SWG Stories

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That bird had an excellent "can do" attitude. I suggest you name him "Gunny."

posted by: Parkway Rest Stop on May 2, 2004 03:03 PM