Friday, September 27, 2013

The Heron and the Hummingbird ~ A Native American Legend ~ # 27 of 30

"The individual has to find an aspect
of myth that relates to his own life
Myth opens the world to the dimension of mystery,
to the realization of the mystery that underlies all forms."
~ Joseph Campbell

The Heron and Hummingbird is a story a lot like that of the Tortoise and the Hare. There was a race between Heron and Hummingbird to see who had the right to eat fish. It seems in the old days, Hummingbird liked to eat small minnows. Hummingbird was so far ahead in the race that he got distracted by some pretty flowers. While enjoying the sweet treat and pretty scenery, he didn't see Heron passing him by with his great silent wings. Needless to say, Hummingbird lost the race and today Heron eats fish while Hummingbird feeds on insects and nectar.

#27 of 30
Myths, Fables, Folk Tales and Legends

Hummingbird and Heron

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Wow, only three more days of the "30 paintings in 30 days challenge". I really can't say it went by too fast. It really was hard for me to keep up this time. I know I did it to myself by painting a few bigger pieces and by choosing such a varied and complex theme. I really did not keep it simple this time. (Lesson to self - Next time - Keep It Simple!) I've been doing no cleaning, no cooking, no riding, no shopping, no socializing, no relaxing. Just eating (mostly take-out and sandwiches), sleeping, taking care of critters, painting, shooting and posting! I'm exhausted! Thanks so much for your comments and support though. It keeps me focused and means more than you can imagine.

Hope you have a great Friday night!

1 comment:

  1. I heard this story before and I like the summerization.


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