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After seeing my therapist last week (first time I've seen her in four months) I headed out to the Sutro ruins, also known as Land's End. Part of the discussion during the session was for me to do things that leave me feeling centered and empowered. One of the things we came up with, was being near the ocean or in the woods (Tilden) and simply walking and taking pictures. I didn't have all my cameras with me this time...but I did have my iPhone! It was a good way to re-enter active therapy.
It was a beautiful day out there. I love being near bodies of water, and the Pacific, she's a wonder (I'm going to miss her if I move away...but there *is* the Atlantic to get to know!). The most breathtaking moment, however, was seeing this bird. You can't tell from the image, but the wingspan must've been four or five feet. I *think* it was a hawk, but I could be wrong (I'm not a birder). It would hover in the air for what seemed like minutes on end...I'd never witnessed such a thing before. Then, for some reason, I looked away and when I saw it again it had something in its talons...something good sized...and I swear it was eating as it was hovering again. Over and over it did this. It was, truly, awesome.
Hawks, crows, hummingbirds...whenever I see them, particularly exhibiting unusual or typically not seen by me behavior, I like to inerpret what the significance might be. This was a very powerful and graceful sight. Power and grace are two important qualities I'm seeking to uncover (I know they're there) and express myself. This was a wonderful reminder.