Ask DJ Lyons: Tale of the Free Vulture

If this Vulture could talk, what do you think it would say?

If you came across this particular vulture feasting on some road kill in the middle of the road in Mosheim, Tennessee, what do you think it would say?

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Vulture photo taken end of Feb 2011
Vulture photo taken end of Feb 2011 | Source
Cartoon Vulture picture taken end of Feb 2011
Cartoon Vulture picture taken end of Feb 2011 | Source

Nature's Notes: Tale of the Free Vulture

Conservation. That is what you would hear me say. Or perhaps, I will use the famous saying of "Waste not. Want not." I am a bird of prey who does not let anything go to waste. I am a Free Vulture - Free with a capital F. Free. Unlike those vultures who have gone and gotten themselves injured or captured or killed. I am free and glory in that freedom.

I am not meaning to sound conceited or crass. It is just that I celebrate each day that I am a free bird. You personally may not find me beautiful or comely to look upon. That matters not. For I find many reasons to celebrate being me. I am free. I can glide. I can soar. I help to keep Mother Earth free of road kill. I help keep Mother Earth clean. Conservation is the key.

What do I mean by conservation? I mean that you find ways to make use of the resources you already have on hand. Instead of want, want, want, need, need, need. You glory in the fact that the great Father and Mother of us all provides for our every need. All you have to do is use your eyes to look and really see what you already have available to you right now.

I woke up this morning and gloried in the fact that I had a comforting shelter to lay my head. I looked around and saw that the sun was shining. Mother Nature was busy doing her thing by replenishing the Earth of everything green and new and fresh. After all, it is getting closer to being the tail end of winter - the end of February, I hear you say.

I realize that I am hungry. No worries. I take to the wind and glide and soar and use my eyes to gaze upon the land. Aha! What do I see? I see some road kill of some kind. Rather than make one of you humans to have to rid the road of this poor animal, I will avail myself of my Conservation Free Bird privileges and volunteer to do the honors for you.

I settle down upon the road. When a car goes by, I take to the air, fly a little, soar around in a circle, and then come back to land upon the road. You were kind enough to stop your car and take a picture of me through your front windshield. I gazed at you out of the corner of my eye while you gazed upon me with delight. It was a stand-off. Then another car drove up from the opposite direction. Fair thee well! Have a gliding kind of day yourself as I continue on with my feasting.

Oh, Brother Animal. I say my own form of grace. Go back to the Good Father and Mother who made us all. Take your animal spirit off to Animal Heaven while I carry on with my conservation task so that nothing is wasted and every resource is well-utilized.

I hear you chant in your head those well-formed words you learned years ago from one of your favorite authors, Mary Baker Eddy. "God's creatures are harmless, useful, and indestructible." That is more true than you or she knew.

So I say to you all, make use of all the resources you currently have on hand. Until you do that, you really do not have room for more. And when you realize that you really have need of something new, rely on the good Father and Mother who made us all to provide that need with the most ideal timing and in the most perfect way. All is well! Well-being truly abounds for one and all.

Have a blessed, gliding, soaring kind of a day and I will do the same. Go in peace!

Vulture photo taken end of Feb 2011 (close-up)
Vulture photo taken end of Feb 2011 (close-up) | Source
Cartoon Vulture picture taken end of Feb 2011 (close-up)
Cartoon Vulture picture taken end of Feb 2011 (close-up) | Source
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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Debbie,

A very good and unique read.

I really enjoyed it.

I think that this is what makes HP the great site that it is , all the variety of subjects to read about.

Thanks for sharing this one .

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Thanks, Eiddwen! Yes, I am loving writing on hubpages. It is fun to have a place where we can post unique material like the things that you and I both like to write. Look forward to reading more of your hubs as well.

Love ya,

Debbie


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kimh039 5 years ago

from the vulture's perspective! interesting. Thanks DJ. I was in a seminar today that talked about having the flexibility to see things from alternative points of view! I never I thought I'd consider a vulture's POV!


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Wow! What a cool-sounding workshop. What was it called? I would love to attend a workshop like that.

Thanks for visiting and have a happy day!

Best wishes to you,

Debbie aka DJ Lyons


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Reading this hub makes me stop for a while and just sit and think about life and nature! Thanks for giving me a great time reading and thinking! Best wishes for you

- Tina


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Tina aka thoughtforce, thank you so much! I so appreciate you visiting and commenting. Have a happy day.

Best wishest to you,

Debbie aka DJ Lyons


Jithu 23 months ago

Hey this is art. Just like the artist who stvared a dog to death during an exhibit. Oh well. He just tried to show what was going on. Nobody knows 100% what happened to the kid. Parents in these countries shouldn't keep having babies if they can't afford to feed them.


Jessalyn 23 months ago

Back in school, I'm doing so much legiarnn.

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