Friday, June 17, 2016

~ 49 Birds ~



It's difficult for me to post recipes, DIY's, new stuff, whatever in light of the tragedies in Florida.  I know life must go on...we're not to live in fear..."stuff" can be a good distraction, etc.  I'm a very sensitive person and it takes time for me to process events like these. I love this story and thought I'd share in case you haven't seen it.  Where did the birds come from?  IMHO, God's blessing!






A photographer was surprised when she counted the birds in a photo she took at a vigil for the 49 dead in Orlando.
(CNN)When we're confronted with something as tragic, as difficult to cope with, as the Orlando shooting, some of us will look for solace in the divine.
And in those moments, the little things -- ones that don't lend themselves to ready explanations -- can take on great significance.
This is the story of one such moment.
    As the names of the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting were being read at a vigil in Orlando, a photographer noticed something up above: A flock of birds flying by.
    She snapped a quick photo. But it wasn't until she counted the birds in her frame that she was truly surprised: There were 49.
    "I then showed everyone around me and had them count," she said. "We were all stunned."

    Sense of peace

    The candlelight vigil was held Monday at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. The photographer said there was a deafening silence between the pauses of the names being read and painful sobs in the crowd.
    She, like many others, was mourning the loss of someone she knew when she noticed the birds.
    "Seeing the birds made me feel a sense of peace about the tragedy," she said.
    A spokesman for the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center said the birds were a surprise to them as well. He said the center didn't release the birds during the vigil.
    About 60 miles away at a separate vigil in Lakeland, Florida, 49 doves were released. But the birds in the picture appear to be black.
    Where the birds came from is unknown.

    7 comments:

    1. Hi Pat, this is beautiful and I do believe comfort and peace comes in special ways sent from God. Thanks for sharing as our hearts and prayers remain with the victims and their families and friends. Hope you are doing well sweet friend. Have a nice weekend. xo

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    2. Oh my goodness, Pat, what a beautiful message of peace you've shared with us in the 49 Birds photo. Was it a coincidence?? I don't think so. I think many of us memories of God's presence in our lives at special moments, when we especially need them.
      Hope you have a lovely weekend, my friend. Love and God bless you.

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    3. What a lovely story, Pat. :)

      ~Sheri

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    4. SO sad:( The birds are flying to the heavens as are the victims! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

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    5. Wow, that's quite an interesting story - nice to think we may be able to fly over the world once we leave it behind....

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    6. Yes indeed a beautiful story, very poignant.

      Wishing you a peaceful weekend

      All the best Jan

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