Having Choices

This is a view out of our kitchen window, overlooking Aida (Arabic: مخيم عايده‎‎) Refugee Camp. The West Bank Separation Wall sits on top of the hill, out of focus.
This bird, with its nest nearby, probably never flew over to the other side.
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But it can, if it wants to.

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We know nothing

We can’t truly fly, therefore we don’t fully know the sky.

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Abandoning Old

Our apartment is no king’s mansion, yet a lizard found its way inside, with no commotion.
It’s liked by almost no one, hated by many, but fazed it is not.
It abandons old skin, sometimes a tail, advancing forward, leaving all distractions behind.
We, on the other hand, often worry about trivial things.
We could learn a thing or two from a lizard, not looking back, skipping forward; seeking, finding, then doing.

“Four things on earth are small,
yet they are extremely wise:
Ants are creatures of little strength,
yet they store up their food in the summer;
hyraxes are creatures of little power,
yet they make their home in the crags;
locusts have no king,
yet they advance together in ranks;
a lizard can be caught with the hand,
yet it is found in kings’ palaces”
(Proverbs 30:24-28)

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