Ask DJ Lyons: Black Vulture Tale

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

Here is one possible monologue that you might hear if you happened to converse with the Black Vulture that resides at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Black Vulture spreading its wings
Black Vulture spreading its wings | Source

Nature's Notes: Tale of the Black Vulture

See me strut my stuff. I fold and unfold my wings. I glory in being able to spread my wings to their fullest extension.

Yes, I live in a nature preserve. True, I can no longer fly and soar in graceful glides over the land.

However, ...

There is still joy to be had in what I am capable of doing.

So yes, you human, you may have had your wings clipped, so to speak, as you suffered a loss.

There are all kinds of losses some of you humans have had to face. In one way or another, many of you are held captive by the way you perceive your life.

* Perhaps, in your case, you lost both of your breasts due to breast cancer.

* Some of you may have lost a loved one.

* Some of you may be dealing with some dis-ease that transformed into a full-fledged disease.

* Some of you may actually be dealing with incarceration.

* Some of you may be dealing with some other situation that is causing you feelings of angst.

Nevertheless, stress not. Take a leaf out of my book.

I will be living out the rest of my life in this nature preserve. Yet, I do not let the limitations hold me back from reveling in what I can do.

* I can help educate the public about vultures.

* I can walk around and flap my wings.

* I can enjoy my food and my surroundings.

* I can do many, many other things as well.

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The Moral is ...

Your job, you humans, is to celebrate and revel in your life. Practice the things you can do, striving to do these things to the best of your ability. Work on turning some of your current CAN'Ts into CANS. 

Just like that children's tale my scribe used to dearly love when she was young, the story of "The Little Engine That Could," practice the thought forms of:

"I think I can.
I think I can.
I think I can."

Until one day, you can look back with joy and gratitude as you proudly state:

"I know I can.
I know I can.
I know I can."

So now, take your proud self, giving the credit to your true source - the good God - and happily and gratefully strut your stuff.

The End

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Debbie,

I loved this one and oh so true!! I can certainly relate to your words!!

I am looking forward to reading so much more now.

I press all the buttons on this one.

Take care,

Eiddwen.


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Thanks so much, Eiddwen! I think there is so much we can learn and intuit from nature.

Best wishes to you and God bless,

Debbie

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