Saturday, January 9, 2010


as most of my friends know I have a thing for birdcages of the antique variety. I mean I really do love them and I am powerfully drawn to them. I know they are super trendy right now and I am always into the latest trend so this can't be too shocking. the thing is I love them for what they represent as empty cages. I love them for open doors and bent bars, and broken perches, I love them for the escape they represent, I like the day dream of the bird that was brave enough to fly away.

funny thing is I woke up this morning thinking of the beauty of birdhouses, and I think I love them for all the ways they stand in opposition to a cage, they are hospitality, designed with the clear intention that no bird will ever be forced to stay, but instead the house can be a stop along the way, a resting place in a tiring journey, a place to gather food, or hide from a turbulent storm, hanging high in branches a birdhouse is a welcome oasis, a place of security often much needed in a life of freedom.

there have been three times in my adventurous and freedom filled life that I have simply not had housing for various reasons, I am a bit of a vagabond and sometimes between travel, rent, school, and employment it is hard to find a resting place, over the years I have had amazing friends and family and they have offered me security in the chaos, without ever attempting to clip my wings, and for them I am grateful

So this post is for you Uncle Wayne, Aunt Karen, Tihara, Julie, Chris & Christine, Scott & Ning, Melanie, and Leah you have been my birdhouses and lest I forget this is for my Creator (Luke 12:24) who provides for even the raven and will always provide for me.

The picture below is of a stain glass birdhouse my grandmother made for me, and I love it!


l.borrego said...

Such a sweet post Sarah Ro!

l.borrego said...

So apprently I read this months ago since I left a comment, but I just read it again and you made me cry when you cited Luke. That was my first bible verse to memorize on my own when I was little, and there have been moments in my life when I have clung to it. Love you, and love the new tat!

Simple Diva said...

Borrego, thanks for your comments, they make me happy that I write.

Mr. Haluck said...

And the birdhouse is incredibly blessed to serve the purpose for which it was made... Thank you for blessing our lives with all the times we have shared with you!

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