The 4th of July was a major celebration here in the city. The day was met with perfect weather, great entertainment, accompanied by the reopening of the crown of the Statue of Liberty, closed since 9/11. I feel honored to have a front row seat for all of the festivities. The Macy's Fireworks Display and entertainment was awesome as it moved from East to West in 2009 ... from the East River to the Hudson River ... where it all began. The Hudson takes us to Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, and the place US Airways Flight 1549 crashed on January 15, 2009.
I chose some animated children's logos for July 4th this year as they reminded me of Michael Jackson - who died last week - the magician who could disconnect from reality and take us on a magically journey to Neverland.
Michael Jackson Blogs
I can ride my bike without training wheels. Watch this ....
I wonder what it's like to ride in a crop circle?
Think I'll Twitter about it. (Tweet Tweet!) (Beep Beep!) Here I come ...
The Hummingbird is another symbol of regeneration or resurrection. Hummingbird is the creature that opens the heart. When the hurt that caused us to close our hearts gets a chance to heal, our hearts are free to open again. With hummingbird consciousness, we learn the truth of beauty. Our life becomes a wonderland of delights in flowers, aromas and tastes. We laugh and enjoy creation, we appreciate the magic of the present moment, and the magic of being alive.
Hummingbird, the tiniest of all birds, is the only creature that can stop dead while traveling at full speed. It can hover, or can go forward, backward, up or down. It lives on nectar and searches for the sweetness of life. Its long tongue lets it bypass the often tough and bitter outer layer to find the hidden treasures underneath. Hummingbird is loved by the flowers and plants, for as it sucks the nectar from the flower, the plant reproduces and more of its kind are created. In many traditions, Hummingbird feathers have been prized for their almost magical qualities. It is said that Hummingbird brings love as no other medicine can, and its presence brings joy to the observer.
If you have Hummingbird medicine, you adapt easily to whatever situation you may find yourself in, and make the most of your new circumstances. You don't waste time looking back and wishing for "what was" for you are concerned with making the most of "what is". Also, you could never become addicted to any artificial stimulants, for you find joy in your own heart. You take great pleasure in spreading joy and love and beauty to all around you, and have the gift of taking that inner joy into new and different surroundings. You have a talent for finding the good in people, and are not put off by a gruff or abrupt exterior, for you know that, if you can only get beyond that tough outside layer, you'll find goodness and beauty inside. You may have a gift for working with flowers, maybe growing them to share with others, or using flower essences for healing. Aroma therapy may be your calling. You have high energy and a spirit that must be free. To restrict that wonderful, free, loving energy is to suffer great depressions and feelings of uselessness. Hummingbird must fly free in search of beauty, spreading joy and love to all it touches. It is about independence and courage.
Quetzalcoatlwith Hummingbird (Creation)
Hummingbird Hoya - Zuni Myth
In Aztec mythology, Huitzilopochtli, also spelled Uitzilopochtli (Classical Nahuatl: "Hummingbird of the South (on the Left)", or "Left-Handed Hummingbird") was a god of war, a sun god, and the patron of the city of Tenochtitlan. He was also the national god of the Mexicas of Tenochtitlan.
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