Hi everyone!! And how was your week?
If we were having coffee today, this is pretty much how our conversation would be going…in my head at least :).
First, I would drag you inside from the cold to the kitchen and our chat would go along those lines:”
Me: So….fancy being my guinea pig today?!
Me: So you know how I have been fine tuning my barista skills?!
You: hhhmmm yeah!
Me: Well let me make you a proper “café mocha”, you’re going to be well impressed!!
You: Yeah about that …
Me: Sit down and relax and let me make you a mocha Seattle style! Ok, here it goes:
3 doses of mocha syrup, mixed in a double espresso, steamed milked…I even have whipped cream!!! Add a sprinkle of cocoa powder and voila! “café mocha” à la Chouett.
Go on, try it!
You: hhhuuhh, I was trying to tell you…I don’t drink coffee
Now that you’re all settled in with a nice cup of tea, let me tell you about “The invasion of the swallows”. Until this morning, I had not realized how many cameo appearances that bird had made into my week. First was in the book I started reading a while back called “Under The Udala Trees” where it appeared to be flying over a war zone in Africa. Then I started reading “Anna And The Swallow Man” where the same bird appears in a time in our history just when World War II is about to break out and then…don’t worry no more wars…this morning when I went to my son’s school assembly. There, we were introduced to “Sparkle the Swallow” on a journey to find his way back home to South Africa.
Coincidence?!!! I think not.
I am not about to go and try and catch one or tattoo one on my back but, should I ignore this strange multiple occurrence which happened in such a short period of time?! Nah…I think I will give it the attention that it deserves.
Not sure what it represents or whether it may play a part in my life in the near future, but I was really intrigued, so much so that I decided to look it up. Not extensively, just enough to see if it has some kind of a meaning.
A few themes come up quite a bit such as, the start or the end of a journey as well as, freedom and hope in some cultures. It is quite a beautiful bird actually.
Now, do I know if it means anything more to me since my findings?! Well, not really.
I definitely have no plan to embark on a long journey, physically at least.
That said something has sparked my interest since my one year blogging anniversary came up. I have been toying with the idea of enrolling on a creative writing course. I have not yet taken the plunge though.
The thing is, I have absolutely no aspiration of becoming a writer/ author, so I guess in the back of my mind I might just see it as a phase which will pass. I guess, we will see. Anyway, all this to tell you that if there was any kind of journey I wanted to take, that is would be it.
Looking back on the week now, I am really glad about my strange encounters with The Swallow, I got to learn something new and that’s a plus!
So, how many of you out there have come across signs that were just too big to ignore? And did you explore?
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