Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Early Bird

'The Early Bird' by Jina Wallwork

Within a single day you may see the early bird devour the worm. Witness a moment of success where the bird obtains the prize. I wonder how long it took the bird to train as a hunter and to fly with skill. It began in a nest completely unable; it had a great deal to learn. It contained all of the natural instincts and gifts but expression of those skills did not begin on this day. To view every attempt this bird made, we would need to view its entire life. We would need to look beyond this moment. A victory is not obtained within a single event. The bird began this process long ago.