An overall or cursory look at something.
Summarizing the main points of a topic.
A view from a right angle as if seen by a bird in flight.
The Idiom Bird’s Eye View note card is a reproduction of one of my mixed-media pieces. I’m slightly obsessed with words and did an entire series on idioms in the English language. I decided to offer these cards on a larger scale since many of you have requested prints and cards of my photography and artwork. I am also available for family photo shoots. You may contact me here.
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”
– Robert Frost
I realized just how hard it is for me to sit still. Really sit still.
Meditation has become my antidote to that proclivity. But it had fallen by the wayside while I was in Ireland.
I found my way back to it.
Walking on the beach became my meditation. I could move and be still at the same time.
And then the dreams started.
Whenever I’m in a challenging time in my life, animals show up in my dreams – in a big way.
One night, as I walked into the woods with someone from my past, a small black elephant with a single tusk came bounding out, followed by two giant white owls with enormous ringed eyes (walking, not flying), and then a female lion. I know there were other animals but they disappeared from my memory when I woke up.
The next night I woke from a dream sobbing uncontrollably.
This trip wouldn’t seem to let me forget how much I’ve isolated myself lately.
My tendency to seek my turtle shell is something I always try to keep an eye on. Not enough turtle time can leave me feeling unhinged and vulnerable, but too much isn’t healthy either.
This was my first opportunity living alone by the sea. It was literally a stone’s throw from the flat I was staying in.
One window looked out onto the harbor, while the other window had a spectacular view of Berwick Law, a rather odd-looking conical hill that lies conspicuously next to North Berwick. I hiked up it with a friendly neighbor named Ingrid, and the weather cooperated long enough for me to get some spectacular photos from the top.