Just a Little Red Bird…

Posted on | November 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

Let’s forget yesterday even happened.

Let’s just move right on into Monday, with grace and elegance and the strength of Sampson pre-haircut.  Let’s just move right along.

Because it’s Thanksgiving week and that means it’s five weeks to Christmas and my GOD I love Christmas.  Over the weekend, our office’s decorator came like a little Christmas fairy and decorated the entire office.  I have a little gold tree in my office with a little red bird on it and though I’ve never been much of a fan of strange colored trees, this little gold tree speaks to me.

It’s made entirely out of gold ribbons and a small, glittery red bird is perched precariously on the side.  It’s tail arches down and out like the resurrection of a phoenix and though it is all alone on the tree, it seems happy.  It seems happy to just be hanging out there, soaking in the bright, brilliant goldness beneath it’s feet.  It’s like she picked that tree especially for me.  It’s like she looked around and realized that maybe I needed a little brilliant goldness in my gray little life.  It’s like she cocked her black hatted head sideways and said “Yes, there is my little red bird.  There is where my little red bird will find her perfect home.” And then she tucked the tree in the center of my round table and disappeared, leaving me to interpret at will, why everyone else seems to have a traditional green or red tree and mine shines with a tinny gold. 

I’m sure it was just a matter of what was on hand when she reached my office.  I’m sure she simply thought the little red bird on the little gold tree would draw attention to the bright red curtains that line my window.  I’m sure she didn’t actually think that I would identify so strangely with this silly little tree.

But I do.

Today, I am a red bird.  And I am clinging tightly to the littlest golden ringlets of the brightest golden tree I have ever known.

Comments

3 Responses to “Just a Little Red Bird…”

  1. MaconMom
    November 21st, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Nope, that little gold tree and read birth are meant to be right where they are. Yep, it’s kismet. (i’ve always loved that word)

    Sounds like just what your office needed!

  2. Mrs MidAtlantic
    November 21st, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    I love finding those little glimmers of random light and happiness! I hope your tree shines through your heart all holiday season.

  3. Chunky Mama
    November 21st, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    I LOVE THIS. You really made me smile this morning. Love love love it. 🙂

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