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I think I am a Loon!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The loon is a most interesting bird. It spends a long time submerged under water, and is slow to take flight. It has to flap its wings and run halfway across the surface of the lake before it gets enough momentum to hoist itself into the air.
But sometimes it can soar higher than an eagle.
- Margaret Wente,

I did not know this about a Loon. It is interesting. It make me think of myself and my Spark friends.
In my last blog I mentioned I had back slid the last several months and many chimed in, in agreement.
So I think we are like the Loon. We let ourselves get submerged with everything going on in our life and can't seem to get started flying.
But we keep running in hopes to get enough momentum to hoist ourselves up and get going again.

So far my "run" is doing much better this New Year and I have faith in myself and all of us that we will soar with the eagle.
We just have to keep running!!
Well, maybe walking.... I can't run anymore! LOL
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    like your quote......and attitude about it......I don't run either, but occasionally move at a faster waddle...*abrazos*
    2824 days ago
    I'm on the up again too Jo...power to the loons!! emoticon
    3336 days ago
    Being a loon isn't so bad. Birds can be quite graceful. Now if you had compared yourself to a sloth, I may have been worried, but they too have their good qualities.
    :) Laura
    3531 days ago
    I think a lot of us have been loons. emoticon emoticon
    3642 days ago
    I had to laugh when I read your description about the loon - that is me right down to a t - except that take off has been eluding me for months now, I've been stuck on a plateau. But I refuse to stop running, at least it keeps me from sinking!

    Sunny is right - we have faith in us all and we keep going, sooner or later we will get there... emoticon emoticon
    3646 days ago
  • EH932011
    Sometimes I feel I'm like a Loon and I whistle like a Loon,literally! Everyone says I do a wonderful job sounding like a Loon. I had a conversation with one when I was younger in Minnesota @ Woman Lake with my cousins. It was fun.
    I get so busy with things that aren't as important as reading, exercising and walking and going places along the river. I enjoy nature, but I tell myself I'm going for a walk with my fiance and it never happens, because I'm either worried about my job situation, creating more jewelry, etc. When the weather gets better my fiance and I have told each other that we are going to get our bikes out and ride. We love riding our bikes.
    We have to keep running forward. One step at a time!

    Erin -EV1959 emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3661 days ago
    great analogy Jo but i think I agree with TER199
    3709 days ago
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    I am most certainly a loon! (if not also just a bit loony!)
    We'll be airborne soon enough. Happy New Year!
    3709 days ago
    Walking is good.
    3709 days ago
    Keep on walking. emoticon
    3709 days ago
    you're right joleen.
    i slipped back and i refused to keep slipping. I'll keep "running". You keep "running" too.
    3709 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    I have faith in you and I both.

    Best wishes from one Loon to another.

    Hugs, Sunny
    3709 days ago
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