Photos on the journey #450


A bird in a hand is worth two in a bush!!!

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,” also sometimes given as, “A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush,” is a proverb saying that it is better to stick with something you already have, rather than pursuing something you may never get. This proverb is a very popular warning, widely used in many English-speaking countries.
The phrase seems to have originated at some point in the 13th century, in a related Latin form: Plus valet in manibus avis unica quam dupla silvis. This can be loosely translated as, “A bird in the hand is worth more than two in the woods.”
The basic warning of “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,” is that you must take care not to get too greedy in life. If you are holding a bird in the hand, you have your meal for the evening. You can take that one bird, and be well fed. If instead you let it go to pursue two birds you’ve spied in a bush, you may catch neither, and wind up hungry for the night. This proverb points out that by passing up a sure thing for a more promising possibility, you also run the risk of losing both the sure thing and the promising possibility.
So be happy with what you got ††† en theos ††† jlawrence

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #198

“When you capture a child’s smile

I believe you are capturing a bit

Of the joy of life

The innocence

In laughing eyes!

When you capture a child’s smile

Genuine and real

Not some made up hollywood version

Of childhood

You remember the love

Jesus had for the children

And you cry the tears

For all those who experienced

Childhood lost.

When you capture a child’s smile

You are capturing

Genuine joy.”

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

This image of this young girl made in India lingers in my mind and brings  me comfort from what was otherwise not a good experience. I don’t know if I would say I “captured” this smile. It was more that it was given to me as a gift that I still cleave to my heart.

My you receive many gifts on your journey††††††nada te turbe†††jim