A Bird in the Hand

Monday April 11, 2016

A sparrow just landed on the terrace railing outside stopping to look at me while holding something used to build a nest in his or her beak. As we do spring each Spring - the sparrow and I agreed to be neighbors ... the protection of spirits that lurk in and around my apartment the deal-breaker. This is the closest to having a pet that I'm going to get. Though I would love a German Shepherd - I just don't have the time nor space to properly care for it. Nesting refers to an instinct or urge in pregnant animals to prepare a home for the upcoming newborns. It is found in a variety of animals (both mammals and birds) including humans.

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" means it's better to be
content with what you have than to risk losing everything by seeking more.

This unique palm print belongs to a client named Nicole, from New Jersey, who came to see me Sunday. Either the same sparrow, or another, landed on the railing with something in its mouth, during her reading. As we looked at her palm print there was our sparrow (in white) in a box (in black) sitting on an egg (in white) along with many other shapes, letters, numbers, and symbols that took on meaning for both of us. To me it's a metaphor for humanity "trapped in a box" about to fly free.

Email from Nicole ...