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The King of Birds Has Come To Stay

There’s an American bald eagle living on my fence. He’s brown and white and has an awesome wing span. He is also made of wood and appeared a day or two after Halloween.

I have NO IDEA how he got here.

At first I thought, maybe this is a mistake, he’s lost and somehow got left in front of our fence. Someone picked him up and hung him here so his owner would see him and could retrieve him.

He is after all,beautiful.

But it’s been nearly three weeks now and no one has come to claim him. His wooden presence is beginning to feel very deliberate and I’m starting to think this is not a mistake. He is not lost.

In fact, I believe this king of birds is here to stay.

Life is a journey, a constant learning experience. I seek meaning and reason for the people, places and circumstances I encounter. I always have. After the second week of “no sign of this bird leaving his new nest”, I started to try to make sense of him. I couldn’t seem to get him and how or why he came here out of my mind. I don’t know much about these birds of prey or what they represent so I decided to see if Google could enlighten me.

Maybe, I thought, there is a connection between this raptor and my life.

Here is the first thing I found, leaving me with no need to look further:

Eagles and the God Jupiter
“Jupiter believed that the Eagle could look directly into the sun, and many stories link Eagles to both the Sun and to Jupiter, as a symbol or sign of strength and courage. Images from the ancient Near East and Iran show the sun with an eagle’s wings, a sign that the bird was linked to the sun god; as well as other symbols in various cultures-usually divine associations showing strength, power and freedom.”  ~ Squidoo

Karma? Coincidence? Fate?

It’s Ironic that a few weeks before I begin the trepidatious process of moving, this lion of the sky has come to rest on my fence.

I’m certain of it now; it’s a good sign and it makes me feel much better about taking Edward. There’s a replacement; something else to watch over this house that no longer feels like a home to me. The eagle stays.

What is the message?

It takes strength and courage to spread your wings and fly but with that, comes freedom.

Photo Credit #1: Karen Szczuka Teich & http://www.takingtheworldonwithasmile.com

Photo Credit#2: Jupiter (Zeus) King of the Gods

Photo Credit #3:  Rolt Hicker

Categories: Comfort, Eagles, Lessons, Life, Mystery
  1. November 20, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Eagles are symbols we have to protect their habitat nice post 🙂

    • November 20, 2011 at 8:28 am

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. November 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Well, Karen, it certainly looks good on your fence. 🙂

    • November 20, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Thanks, Bob! I think so too. 🙂

  3. November 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Let us not forget the American bird – the Bald Eagle – a sign of freedom.

    • November 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks, Karl.

  4. Mom.
    November 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Karen ,l think this eagle is a good sign for you. l would love to know who put it on your fence,

    • November 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      Yes, mother — it’s a very good sign for me & I wonder who put it there too. 🙂

  5. November 22, 2011 at 12:43 am

    “Life is a journey, a constant learning experience. I seek meaning and reason for the people, places and circumstances I encounter. I always have.” Karen, this is so totally awesome (bringing out my best Cali surfer lingo here)! And, I am just like you, no doubt why I read your blog faithfully each week as a compliment to my own thoughts. “It’s Ironic that a few weeks before I begin the trepidatious process of moving, this lion of the sky has come to rest on my fence.” Ironic, maybe, but completely and totally purposeful, agreed? Wow. There are always certain experiences in life that in-your-face-us that we are not alone, that we are being taken care of, encouraged, in the most difficult of times. As long as we keep seeking, as you mentioned above, we will notice these experiences, value, and appreciate them. I love the bird! I simply love the bird! He stays and Edward comes (just allow enough time for the cupcakes to arrive before placing him in your window)-yay! And, I so needed to read this post tonight. Thanks, my dear blogging cross-country buddy, for sharing. 🙂

  6. November 22, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Funny thing about you & your comments Kasey, they seem to also show up, just when I need them! It’s so satisfying when someone gets the intentions of your words and you really get it! I so appreciate that! I too love the bird and yes, he is completely and totally purposeful. He stays here and Edward stays concealed until the cupcakes arrive! We are very much alike, Kasey, maybe more so than you may have figured out, although I’m not sure as you are very wise and intuitive. Thank YOU my dear blogging cross-country buddy for ready & commenting. I look forward to your next blog post just as much!

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