If the vulture at Bays Mt. Park could talk, what would it say? As a flight of fancy, here is what I imagined it would say if it could actually talk.
If this Black Vulture could talk, what do you think it would say?Introduction: If the black vulture at Bays Mountain Park in East Tennessee could actually talk, what do you think it would say?
As a flight of fancy, so to speak, here is one possible monologue that you might hear if you happened to converse with the black vulture that resided at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport, Tennessee in 2011. Perhaps, it is still there to this very day.
This was something I wrote back in 2011. The photo was taken at that time during that Bays Mountain Park visit.
© 2011, 2019 by Debbie Dunn. Photo taken in 2011.
Nature's Notes: Tale of the Black VultureSee me strut my stuff. I fold and unfold my wings. I glory in being able to spread my wings to their fullest extension.
Yes, I live in a nature preserve. True, I can no longer fly and soar in graceful glides over the land.
There is still joy to be had in what I am capable of doing.
So yes, you human, you may have had your wings clipped, so to speak, as you suffered a loss.
There are all kinds of losses some of you humans have had to face. In one way or another, many of you are held captive by the way you perceive your life.
As for you, you lost both of your breasts due to breast cancer.
FYI - I had a double mastectomy on August 11, 2010 and was still coming to terms with that fact when I wrote this story. I did not have reconstructive surgery until 2012.By the way, in 2019, I am very grateful to report that I am still cancer-free. God is good!
So, back to that vulture’s monologue.
Some of you may have lost a loved one.
Some of you may be dealing with some dis-ease that transformed into a full-fledged disease.
Some of you may actually be dealing with incarceration.
Some of you may be dealing with some other situation that is causing you feelings of angst.
Nevertheless, stress not. Take a leaf out of my book.
I will be living out the rest of my life in this nature preserve. Yet, I do not let the limitations hold me back from reveling in what I can do.
I can help educate the public about vultures.
I can walk around and flap my wings.
I can enjoy my food and my surroundings.
I can do many, many other things, as well.
The Moral is ...Your job, you humans, is to celebrate and revel in your life. Practice the things you can do, striving to do these things to the best of your ability. Work on turning some of your current CAN'Ts into CANS.
Just like in that children’s tale you adored as a young child called "The Little Engine That Could" by Wally Piper, practice the thought forms of:
"I think I can.”
“I think I can.”
“I think I can."
Until one day, you can look back with joy and gratitude as you proudly state:
"I know I can.”
“I know I can.”
“I know I can."
So now, take your proud self, giving the credit to your true source - the good God - and happily and gratefully strut your stuff.
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