Archive for November 3rd, 2006

I have been struggling with my computer for months.  I have a tentative relationship at best with electronic devices, and my desire to be able to post pictures on my blog has been frustrated by this.

With a lot of help from AErchie of Archies Archives and my dear, patient husband, I finally have photos.

Here is a picture of a young Carolina wren fledgling taken this August.  There were four of them initially.  One was not aggressive enough and did not get fed very well his first day out of the nest.  I found him dead on the floor of the shop the second day.

But this one,  and his (or her) two siblings, eventually found their way out to the wide world.

I like the sort of punk rock hairdo he has.wren-chick.jpg

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Sean Atkisson

I have a friend named Sean Atkisson. He is a family man, married to a beautiful woman, with five smart and intelligent kids. He is forty-five.

He is a licensed counselor, and he does a lot of family therapy. I have had reason to observe him in action fairly closely, and he is very good at his job.

One of the things that Sean loves to do is be out in nature. He particularly loves watching birds. Near his house, there is a pair of Great Horned Owls that have a nesting area overlooked by a big tree. Sean has a tree stand up in that tree, and he loves to sit up there in his aerie and watch the owls go about their day to day life.

A couple of days ago, Sean went out to watch the owls. He was planning on being out for quite a while, took something to eat along with him. So, no one at home was worried about him until several hours into the afternoon. Then the family began to wonder what was going on, where he was, and went looking for him.

They found him at the foot of the tree. Somehow, he had fallen and his neck was broken. He was not dead, but at present there is a lot of paralysis. His breathing is a problem, he is intubated and on a ventilator. The doctors do not give a very hopeful prognosis at this time, there is a lot of inflammation in the spinal column. There is surgery scheduled, and they just don’t know what is going to happen. He can shrug his shoulders a little, so there is some hope that in time, with therapy, he will get some fine motor control in his arms.

I am writing this because I know there are a lot of people surfing the web. I believe in the power of positive thinking and the power of prayer.   I am asking everyone who reads this to take a moment, put Sean in your thoughts and send healing to him.  Or if you like, say a prayer for Sean.

I am visualizing the inflammation in his neck subsiding and not only fine motor control in is hands, but walking as well.

As I was washing my walls and thinking about Sean, sending him Reiki, putting out requests for healing for him, I wondered. What do you think about for seven hours when you are lying beneath a tree with a broken neck, not able to move? So far from home no one can hear your calls for help?

I hope I never find out.

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