In addition to a lone American robin
visiting my garden
), a pair of Mourning doves
spent many hours here. They are featured in the image atop this entry.
I am comforted being in their presence which is not surprising, given the consensus is that this bird type "represents peace and safety. However, a pair of these doves, in literature, presents a picture of devotion, love, and friendship. The mourning doves are said to encourage healing, after one lets go of emotional baggage. They represent forgiveness, release, peace, and finally moving on, or forward."
I am certainly in need of healing physically (dental wise
) but I’m also in need of emotional healing (due to my feeling broken over re the actions of someone), so I welcomed these doves as well as any healing they can offer.
Those who offer his symbolism of Mourning doves are quick to mention, “encourage healing, after one lets go of emotional baggage,” and that has been hard work for me.
But it’s Easter
and I’m being visited by different birds
whose presence in my place is a wonderful gift as you might surmise from the next sequence of photos of the same pair of doves during yesterday's visit.
Mourning doves have their own chapter in volume one of my three volume hard-cover book series, Words In Our Beak.
These books make a perfect gift any time but especially at Easter, the season begins today, Sunday, April 4th and lasts for 50 days.
Moreover, if you are someone or if you know someone who appreciates this bird type, I have designed Mourning dove themed note-cards
... these cards are great for all occasions. By the way, FAA can also render the images on to an array of surfaces; including acrylic...
...special art paper...
...as well as wood...
... for varying sizes of wall art. Moreover, Fine Art America also offers framed images of my collections.
A reminder, which I've mentioned in prior posts, but is worth reiterating: continue to take a cue when you keep your eye on the birdie, especially mourning doves... you never know what they may teach you, especially about healing.
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