Dancing On A Spider's String

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” – Wayne Dyer
At first it was a blur ... the tiny leaf stuck to an invisible discarded spider's string.

It was haplessly tugged like a puppet forced to move at the whim of the wind.

It stayed glued to the thin thread on the roof no matter how buoyant the breeze.

Red as the maple leaf on Canada's flag, the Japanese maple leaf couldn’t detach or let go. It's fate out of it's control, I'd like to think it was enjoying the dance. Sometimes all we can do is to let go of what we can't control. 

The little leaf could twist loose or the string become torn. Perhaps then the string and leaf would fly off together, their spell unbroken. The bird in the holly tree (below) watched with me as the beat of the wind swayed the pair to their next performance.

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  1. Hello,

    Lovely thoughts and post. Love the leaf and flag collage. I agree, about letting go of things we can not control. Your Varied Thrush is a beautiful bird, the berries and leaf are pretty. Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week!

  2. "All we can do is let go of what we can't control" - Just what I needed to hear this morning! Thank you! And also Wayne Dyer's quote. Love the story and photos too...

  3. Wonderful post - my favorite photo is the bird on the bush - really like Wayne Dyer's quote too.

  4. Beautiful shock of color with the red leaf.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

  5. Maria - isn't it amazing how strong a spider's silk is? Lots of symbolism there, too! I have seen this bird once before, near our bird feeders. A Varied Thrush - so beautiful!!! Thanks so much for linking up at Mosaic Monday! Love having you!

  6. Nice story-telling, Penelope! You’re so imaginative. I also think the maple leaf enjoyed dancing longer thanks to the spider thread. The Varied Thrush is new to me, what a beauty! I like the red and white mosaic. Have a nice week.

  7. That handsome bird is a Varied Thrush, a species I always look forward to seeing when I visit Vancouver Island. It does appear here from time to time in the winter, much to the delight of local birders, many of whom have never seen one.

  8. Awww - lovely shots of that resilient leaf!

  9. Liked the content of your post and i thought the collage so imaginative.

  10. The bluebird? is dazzling as is the red leaf in the spider's web photo

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Red is good feng shui. I might like the blur picture best!

  12. Very nice post and pictures ! The only window to the world is my computer now in this lockdown !

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family...
    ...and of course, happy MosaicMonday.

    Stay healthy and well


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