Monday, April 11, 2011

Too much STUFF

Bird nest
I enjoyed a lively discussion about poverty at church on Sunday.  Among other things we discussed was what we have too much of, and what might we lack.  The hands down winner of what we have too much of was "stuff".  There appeared to be unanimity that we all had too many things.  Perhaps part of the problem is that our homes are twice as large as they were in 1950, despite having smaller families.  Quoting my favorite philosopher, Ziggy, "Some of the best things in life aren't things."

There was an interesting observation regarding what we lack in our lives... courage.

Perhaps what attracts me to the beauty of a bird nests is their simplicity and lack of clutter.  The nest pictured above was discovered while trimming a red twigged dogwood in our front yard.

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