Monday, January 10, 2011

Feather Artist off the forest floor thank you Sal !

The  painters of these Feathers are outstanding,
but the message below the Feathers, "God's Wings," will touch your   heart.

 These paintings were all made by Julie Thompson. ...  

G-d's  Wings

After a forest fire in  Yellowstone National Park , forest rangers  began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.  One ranger found a bird  literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree.  Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight,  he knocked over the bird with a  stick.  When he gently struck it, three  tiny chicks scurried from under their dead  mother's wings.  The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had  gathered them under her wings, instinctively  knowing that the toxic smoke would rise.  She could have flown to  safety but had refused to abandon her babies.  Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had  scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast...because she had been  willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.

1 comment:

jeannette said...

ugh this is a heavy one! -very touching!