Imperfect Birds: Grounded, 10x10"
“Grounded.” Oil on panel 10x10x2”. Sold. (Crop on the others is quite upsetting. second and third birdies still available, DM if interested!)
“There is an art to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” — Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
. If you’re new here, this is the bird story:
“Each must enter the nest made by the other imperfect birds.”-Robert Bly.
New Zealand is home to the Weka, a population of flightless birds. 🐥.
In February, I ran nearly 100 miles on the Queen Charlotte track in NZ and had many the encounter with these imperfect birds. And a lot of time to think.
Robert Bly’s Imperfect Birds is really about how these messy, raggedy nests that are our lives can be a harbor for other people. When you're a raw, pulverized garbage ball of feelings... where do you go?
You visit the nests made by other imperfect birds, you find other people who've gone through it.
You find the few people you can talk to about it.
.🐥.You find your birds.
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