|This is my favorite thing right now.|
Because it brings to mind the saying "only the meek shall inherit the Earth," - and though I don't subscribe to any religion, being quite spiritually based, I do carry in my heart some of the golden threads that weave through all the religions.
This little bird delights me because it does not know it's wearing a crown. It is a "common" bird, and doesn't even know it's royalty. It walks softly upon the earth, taking only what is needed, and sings the trees awake in spring, and me awake in the morning. It has lots and lots of friends.
It has no ego. And that is the very reason why it is crowned and can wear the crown gracefully, absolutely born to it.
It knows nothing of power. Only of belonging. Sharing. Flying high into the sky, into the forest and among the sun dappled branches of the trees. It mates for life.
It is royalty itself. So humble and so beautiful! So I brought it home simply because it delights me to think of these things.
I think it's fun to figure out why I buy some things, especially in this era of not glomming up the planet with junk. I love to support artists, and I do not know who designed this little bird, but I wish them a good day every day for the joy they've brought me.
My little, humble, royal sparrow. The thing I love best is he has no idea how truly great he is. Nice.