“FLY GIRL”, 206, 11″ x 11″ x 4″, gravel,bone,earth


“Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.”

– Rabindranath Tagore
This month has been a long haul for me on the road to recovery from the flu but hare I AM!!

Once again returned to the Cathy I remember.

During my enforced and all to lengthy recline

I watched a LOT of “GREY’S ANATOMY.”

Season upon season, in fact.

I lived vicarious lives as I lay there with kleenex on one side

And my dog on the other.

I judged the characters and supported others; felt superior and bonded, both.

Cried and gasped and laughed and held my breath

As they all walked their walk through their own hall of mirrors

And I could just watch

And have opinions.

It was fun for awhile

In the privacy of my own home

To let my inner critic run rampant.

It was too easy and so ordinary.

After awhile, so very, very banal.

My laughter and sneers became hollow.

I was bored with the feeling of ‘separateness’, I think.

What is the thing, I wondered, that calls us to higher ground?

That lets us know when enough is enough?

Enough ‘lite- life.’

The nudge that gets us reconnected

With just the slightest reminder that there might be gold

On the other side of an apology, say..

Or forgiveness for past wrongs?

Illness has an undertow

And fairly often I forget entirely

About the beach

I lost sight of awhile back.

But some unseen force ALWAYS

Reaches for my hand and grabs me.

And turns me around toward land.

And I have FAITH that force

Is very real and not a wish or desire.

That very ‘knowingness’ is my gold.

And I am wealthy beyond any measure.

Some gorgeous images on the theme of FAITH:


2 Responses to “Bird”

  1. Carol A on February 14th, 2011

    Peter, Kelsey & I are Grey’s addicts…. 🙂
    HAPPY belated b’day by the way…. I’m glad you are finally feeling better. Hugs to the four legged one

  2. gerry harty on February 14th, 2011

    Cathy …these photos are incredible!!! Happy Valentines Day!!!

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