So, on the first day of summer, my daughter, Ty’, and I are standing at the back door of my house. I am on the inside of the door, and she is on the outside of the door while we are saying our goodbyes to each other. When suddenly we hear a bam, then a few minutes later we hear scuffling coming from an area on the outside.
We both thought we saw something flash before our eyes while we were conversing. We both imagine it was a squirrel or a bird.
In the yard next to my house, is a beautiful, red birdhouse where many birds and squirrels gather all day every day to eat and play. I can stand and watch them socialize for long moments at a time. They are always doing something to capture my attention.
So, on the first day of summer, it is no different, yet it was different. When my daughter and I see the unknown flashing before our peripheral vision, it appears to be in distress or discombobulated.
We begin hearing something crawling or walking trying to escape from somewhere, and then we quickly listen to it slipping back down each time it made an effort to free itself. Ty’ believes it ran or flew into the drainpipe on the backside of the house.
My daughter is determined to try and figure out how whatever it was got itself in that situation. In her search, she discovers a hole in the drainpipe, and perhaps it is a bird trying to flap its wings to escape. However, it doesn’t realize that there is a way out of the darkness.
My question is, do we find ourselves in a hole or dark space where we are fighting to get out, and no matter how hard we try on our own we keep slipping back down that rabbit hole, that dark space?
What is happening while we are in the hole?
Are we aware of how and when we got in that place?
Are we playing or working too much that we are discombobulated?
Did something push us into the hole?
Are we there by accident, or was it on purpose?
How do we get out of the hole, or better yet, do we want to get out of the darkness ?
Until the next time, if you want ” out” of your dark space, Hadiah’s place is one way to find your way back into the light.