Monday, August 3, 2015

Penguins: Angel of Slowness

Photo from Wikimedia Commons


This  SLOW road sign popped up on the web shortly after reading about the Angel of Slowness.  I must admit I haven't often given the Angel of Slowness her due in this fast-paced world we live in.  But I did learn that with her help, I could slow down and  appreciate each moment by being fully present.

Penguins are birds that cannot fly.  Their wings are used like fins that make them excellent swimmers.  They can easily flip from one realm to another. These elegant birds are dressed in formal attire, ready to step out in style.  They walk in rows of single file and often bow to each other.  The male when falling in love will present a pebble to his prospective mate. And the couple works together when it comes to family matters. When the females have laid their egg they take an epic journey to the sea in search of food.  The fathers are left behind to tend the egg and keep it warm in their absence. Two months later when the females return, what a joyous reunion as they are in time to witness the birth of their babies.

My guess is that in the coming weeks, it is a time to slow down and take it one step at a time.  Although the journey make be arduous, a celebration is waiting at the end.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,


Rae Karen