I guess you could say I have eyes like a hawk when it comes to spotting hawks. These beautiful soaring birds of prey intrigue me. Whenever I am driving, biking or running I usually can spot one either sitting on a light post or soaring above. Last week I was doing a short lagoon trail run and was feeling sluggish. I was trying mental tricks such as telling myself I was as quick as a cheetah and all the sudden a hawk was soaring parallel to me at head height about 25 ft away! He must have caught my vibe and was trying to tell me I could be as fast as a soaring hawk! That moment with the hawk struck me and stirred up emotions. Whenever things like happen I always wonder who might be watching over me in that moment. I have so many precious angels above.
The next day I was doing an early morning jog in my neighborhood and there was still only light from the moon. A mouse started running parallel to me along a retaining wall. I felt like I was in a riddle and was waiting for the moment when the hawk I saw the day before would swoop in and pick up the mouse!
I can’t imagine the freedom hawks and other birds feel being able to fly wherever they want. I guess that is one of the reason I love to bike, especially bike touring as I feel so free exploring the unknown. Do something that will make your spirit soar!
Here are some pictures from the book Bird by Andrew Zuckerman. Amazing photography!