Overcoming Bloglessness

Hey Bird! Want a Feather?

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Hang on little buddy!

Hang on little buddy!

Yesterday I found a lovely white feather in the backyard. I don’t know if it blew  off a goose or if the swallows dropped it, but I was glad to find it. I held on to it until the swallows came to rest on the fence, then I released the feather into the wind. It didn’t sail far before a swallow swooped down and caught it. The pair played with it, sailing up, dropping it in the wind and catching it again. Then they swooped out of sight.
I got to play with birds!
Right away I started plotting how to score more feathers. I checked my husband’s feather pillows, but didn’t see any sticking out. I’m resisting the temptation to buy feathers at the craft store. Maybe I could get some freebies at the ag store.  I remembered  last night, a feather that I’d tucked away in a field guide. I couldn’t wait to offer it to the birds.
This morning I let it fly in front of Mr. Swallow when he landed on the windicator. He caught it up right away, did a loop above the yard and swooped into one of our bluebird houses. They’re nesting! Hooray! I had hoped for bluebirds in the houses, but I’m happy to have the playful swallows.

Now I’m going to go check those feather pillows again. Maybe I can wiggle one out.  Just one.



Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

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