Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Let The Bird of Paradise!

"Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day."
~ Zen Proverb~

The Bird of Paradise are native to south Africa and mean joyfulness, freedom, and magnificence. 
They are also referred to as Crane flowers for resembling a bird’s beak and plumage. Bird of Paradise are the 9th wedding anniversary flower.~google search~ 
If you have read this chances are that you have learned something new today! As far as wisdom and letting go of something is concerned, I guess it would be some of the little stuff that stands in the way of seeing what is really important or seeing things from a different prospective. Just knowing that there is a better way! Good Judgement! Making a good sound decision and having the knowledge and experience to back up that decision. 
A little bird once told me that controlling the impulse to flip someone the bird, replaced with a kind smile goes a lot further in the feathers that flock together. A bird in the hand is far better than two in a bush. You might have to clean up a little poop though! That eating like a bird gets you sick. Having a bird and being able to let that bird go is like killing two birds with one stone!!! The birds and the bees are always to busy pollinating to sweat the small stuff!
A little cockeyed wisdom for you today!. 
OK, so now that we have that all down pat... "Let the Bird of Paradise fly up your nose." Let joyfulness, freedom and magnificence become the contagious allergens that contaminate your being today! The bird just might cause a little tickle in your throat and a whole lot of smiles!!! Just never know where all this is going to go, but it's kind of nice to be a somewhat wise old bird!!!

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Pam said...

May the bird of paradise swoop down upon you and drop it's joy upon you. May we as God's most favored creatures be wise enough to have the brain of a bird...
....for surely therewith lies true freedom of the spirit!

missing moments said...

I love the bird of paradise! And your info and photo are great!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Bird of Paradise is one of my favorite tropical plants. So beautiful! I shall remember your words of wisdom when the impulse strikes to flip someone the bird! lol

Roan said...

It's a beautiful flower!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

You are silly! But I thoroughly enjoyed your silliness. :)

lisa said...

I just love these flowers Rosemary, but we rarely see them here, and when we do they are in purchased floral arrangements. Beautiful photograph!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lots of wisdom and knowledge there and a beautifully vivid photo!

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