Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tom & Lazarita - a story about a man and a baby bird.
My sweet friend Tom rescued a baby Robin. This little bird was ready to fly off to that other birdie place in the sky until she met Tom. Her own mom had deserted her. I guess the mom Robin assumed this wee one could not make it - looking as though her neck were broken. Her head literally laying over sideways onto her neck. But Tom never gave up. He made a home for this baby bird which he promptly named Lazarita (play on the name Lazarus). And he began his nurturing of her...digging up worms from his garden every 15 minutes to give this baby bird a chance of survival. And here she is now - head held upright - stretching for a worm bigger than she is and chirping for her new mother - Tom.
There is a lesson in this for all of us.
And of course some of us will feel bad for the worms.
However, I am certain that Tom has gained lots of karmic points for his loving gesture.