Monday, October 26, 2009

A Girl And Her Owl

Today when our little three year old friend, Ella, came over, we had a surprise for her. A giant owl balloon. And how she loved it! She has been telling me about owls lately, and here are some of her wise thoughts on these birds: “Owls are kind of like birds, but they’re not. Owls go hoooo in the night.” When asked why an owl is not a bird, she says “Because it’s an owl. It can’t be a bird and an owl at the same time.” I see her point with that first one. So when I saw this balloon in the store, it reminded me of her thoughts on owls, and I just had to get it. Owls have the best hearing of any bird, and can even hear creatures moving under the snow. They can turn their heads so far around because they can’t move their eyes to look to the side like we do. They have come to represent a lot of things from death to wisdom. Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived, and here’s what he had to say about wisdom. “In the end, both the wise man and the fool will die and not be remembered.” So what do we gain by knowledge? I’m thinking that our heart is what’s truly everlasting. We can have all the knowledge in the world, but without a kind and loving heart, we have nothing. So we should not put all our dependence on seeking knowledge, but rather seek the will of the Lord for our lives, which transcends even death. And in the meantime, take some time to laugh and watch little girls play with balloons. “If I can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge…but have not love, I am nothing.” 1 Cor. 13:2


Beverly said...

You can't argue with the girl. Cute pictures! When we got to the house, she did not want to take the balloon out of the car. David took it into the house when he was on his way to the gym. He told he she melted down when the balloon she brought to your house came loose from the string and went flying up to the sky.

Sandra said...

Cute sweetie pie of a girl is Ella and to bad we can't reflect all that joy I see in her face, from something so simple.
about the dog story you requested, just picture a dog with the worst flu symptoms and you have what happens when they eat avacado

Sandra said...

thanks for the name of my cute ugly bird. you would have loved the show they put on. there were hundreds of them and they were walking and yakking at each other and i have a few pictures they look like they are laughing. I take quick time lapse shots of the birds and the pelican was sitting on the sign and i started clicking and got several shots, this one was funny by itself.