So often we are that bird. We look through a window at the person inside and insist on needing fed. At least, I do. I completely forget I can fly and seek my own snacks. What I wrote in 'I'm Alive' is so often what I feel like. The consequences of dogs, bigger birds, or even >gasp< cats! keep me seeking the safety of staying put. Those are things that can harm me. I should be cautious. But, as my blogging friend, Jon, said recently, (this is loosely paraphrased) we need to stop being afraid of fear. He said it much better. But, he was right. Caution is good, being afraid to the point of stagnancy is bad.
So, take from the feeder. But, when the seeds are gone, don't be afraid to fly somewhere else.