Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

“The eternal refrain of decision is: Today, today.” Søren Kierkegaard

Sometimes indecisiveness throttles our forward momentum. We can’t decide what to do, so we dither about on the edge of possibility. When my brother and I recently visited Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield (Virginia) we encountered this blue heron in the marsh shallows near the trail.

Camera in hand I waited (and waited) for Mz. Blue Heron to Do Something (like fly away?) But 10 minutes later she was still very still where she was.

Mz. Blue Heron looked down.

Mz. Blue Heron looked around.

Mz. Blue Heron looked back.

When Mz. Blue Heron did not move (for what seemed like an eternity) we decided to move ourselves onward. 25 or so minutes later we came back down the trail to find Mz. Blue Heron in the EXACT SAME PLACE.

Mz. Blue Heron with indecision grooves going on and on.

Then – voila – a decision was made!

Mz. Blue Heron opens her wings and moves forward.

“A decision raises us with a shock from the slumber of monotony. A decision pronounces its blessings upon even the weakest beginning, as long as it is a real beginning. The archenemy of decision is cowardice. Cowardice and time always find a reason for not hurrying, for saying, “Not today, but tomorrow;” whereas God in Heaven and the eternal say: “Do it today. Now is the day of salvation.” Søren Kierkegaard

grace, peace & decision grooves

Virginia : )

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9 Responses to Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

  1. Debbie says:

    Perhaps the heron was looking for her breakfast?? Or maybe she was just, as you imply, frozen to that spot! Either way, I’m glad you finally got her to move a bit!

  2. janesig says:

    Yes, perhaps there was a shortage of fish that day. Or else she was just being picky!

  3. Great pics of the blue heron Virginia! I haven’t seen many here the last 2 years and haven’t been able to get even one picture. Have a great day!😀😺🌞

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