Sunday, August 2, 2020

Mother and Daughter Hummingbirds

A mother and a daughter hummingbird are zipping around our deck. The girl rests on a branch, scanning the sky for mom, who appears out of nowhere, and they buzz off together. It looks like hummingbird wars, but actually those two are on a secret mission, known only to themselves.

The girl hummingbird still has her baby fat and her beak is shorter than mom's. She also waits around for mom instead of busying herself going from flower to flower.

When we are young in the Dharma, we rely on "older" practitioners to guide us. Sometimes, the more senior practitioner is younger than we are.

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