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September 18th, 2013


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06:29 pm - The wings we grow, the wings we shed...
I just got back from a rather surreal walk in which I first happened upon a gigantic imperial moth caterpillar slowly, yet purposefully undulating its way across a path, and then a bit further down found a recently deceased hummingbird ~ so perfect and supple as if it had just fallen from the sky. Both green, fantastical, beautiful in their own ways… caught in a moment of time in which they’re on the way to becoming something else, a transition of the self.





I accompanied the caterpillar long enough to make sure it could safely cross the path and find its preferred new home in a rather stout tree; the hummingbird is currently wrapped in silk, looking as if it’s soundly sleeping. I’m giving it a little more time for its spirit to soar ~ to ‘hear’ the birds chirping in the nearby trees, and will then give it a peaceful burial.

Between the sudden appearance of these two wondrous creatures, there must be a story in here somewhere… The wings we grow, the wings we shed ~ a mirrored beauty of life & death. Shades of transition in iridescent green.


(Crossposted from Tumblr: http://kambriel.tumblr.com/post/61618390885/caterpillarhummingbird)

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From:xdarkstarx
Date:September 18th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
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hey, could i use this bit for lyrics?
The wings we grow, the wings we shed ~ a mirrored beauty of life & death.

<3
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From:kambriel
Date:September 18th, 2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
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I would love to hear you sing them ~ of course you may!

We already miss you so much.
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From:xdarkstarx
Date:September 19th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, dearie! I found it very inspiring :)

We miss you too! I wish there was a way to fold space so we could visit at will.
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From:ashbet
Date:September 18th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
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It's lovely to think of both of them being immortalized in song :)

<3<3<3
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From:blueiduna
Date:September 19th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
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These gorgeous words with your gorgeous voice? Yes!
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From:icprncs
Date:September 19th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for this.
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From:blueiduna
Date:September 19th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Such a beautiful sentiment. Thank you for being you.

Working a drawing that has a small sparrow, but I threw in some throat dots to match the hummingbird's.
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From:kambriel
Date:September 20th, 2013 05:08 am (UTC)
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I love that you did that! Something really exquisite that I noticed last night in the incandescent light is that this one spot in the very center of its throat which simply looked like the others, but ever so slightly larger? When it caught the light at ~just the right~ angle, it sparkled like the brightest little piece of crimson glitter. Such a special, beautiful little bird... I hope it had a good life, filled with the sweetest of nectars.
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From:blueiduna
Date:September 20th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
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So beautiful, a hidden jewel. Hummingbirds are such delicate, gorgeous creatures that rarely get to be appreciated in detail.

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