Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hope is...

Hope is the thing with feathers,
that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without the words,
and never stops at all.

Emily Dickinson

This cast iron crow sits in my kitchen, perched on my place mats. I really like the irony (pun intended!) of this guy in that he's made of such a heavy material for a creature that's designed to fly. I once had an artist friend who, tongue-in-cheek, made a teddy bear out of cast concrete for a class project...he definitely wasn't made for cuddling!

Mr. Crow sits here to remind me not to take myself too seriously: if we want to soar, we need to lighten up!


  1. Good one. I have a chess board to remind me life is a game and not to take it too seriously.

  2. great take on the theme..i like the view we get of him

  3. I love crows and can't wait to hear their calls in the spring. Did you know that crows mate for life? If that's not hope, I don't know what is.


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