One of my oldest friends (since 2nd grade!) gave me a stained glass seagull as a gift back when we were in high school. At the time, she told me she chose it for me because she thought I was a free spirit like Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the character of an extremely popular book at that time. It was all about a seagull learning to fly but it was really a metaphor for life and finding oneself without conforming.
I still have it, though I can no longer hang it on the window; the hook at the top of it broke just recently. I dug it out of a drawer for this week’s Photo Challenge. Looking at it now, I see its imperfection, but still love it for its emotional message. Perhaps this will get me to rig up another type of hook.
So…what do I have hanging on my window instead? Dancing kitties. They are really a Christmas ornament, I think, but I like seeing the sun shine through the beads, and as I look through the window, it almost looks as if they are dancing on the deck railing. I guess somehow I still have that “free spirit” thing going on.