What will I see,sounds I hear,and breezes I feel on my walk today?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


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This window will has a lot of memories but Monday night another was added. I came home from work at the usual time and noticed turkey droppings in the driveway. I didn't think much of it because I know there are turkeys in the area. I went inside and turn up the heat. I heard a banging noise which I thought might be from pipes when I turned up the heat. So going into the basement to check I heard the noise again and looked up at the window and a large turkey (hen) was pecking at the window. I tapped at the window but it was fixated either on its reflection or something it saw throught the window.
I went outside to shoosh it away and it slowly went up the hill and stopped and seemed to look back at the window. The turkey was alone which I thought was a little unusual because I usually see more than one.
I have something of interest from a book on medicine cards about the turkey I wish to share.
The native americans thought of the turkey as the Give - Away Eagle and the philosophy of give-away was practiced by many tribes. Help and sustenance are given by turkey out of the realization that all life is sacred. Deb my wife feels the turkey's presence has meaning and that I should honor it.
When I was a kid I thought animals communicated to people in there own way. When I became an adult I thought less of this but that turkey seemed to want to stay and I felt something and I wanted to share that feeling.
In my next blog I want to share a story about a willow tree.