not just a pretty picture

Walking along a dock with a friend recently, I was intrigued by a bird perched on a post. I got out my phone to snap its pic, and the bird spread its wings and lifted up into the sky. My phone camera followed it and captured this gorgeous moment.

Ever since that afternoon, I have become a bit obsessed with this photograph. It was my Facebook cover photo, my phone’s “wallpaper,” and I have its mini version as a jpeg on my desktop that I click on to view every once in awhile.

Yes, it’s a great picture (if I do say so myself), but I can’t help but wonder if there is something else about it that is speaking to me.  Something metaphoric perhaps.  Like it being my time to lift off and take flight?  I don’t know for sure.  But when something intensely gets one’s attention, it’s important to be curious as to why, yes?