Friday, April 12, 2013

Do You Sell Your Feathers for Worms?

Here is the preliminary drawing for a magazine illustration I am working on. In the article, the allegory is told of how a bird begins to sell his feathers for worms thinking that is easier than actually going out and catching worms. Besides, he has so many feathers. Well, on the day he realizes that he can no longer fly, it is too late. Comparison is made to choices in our lives and the question posed is whether or not we are selling our feathers for worms? Do we trade what is of most value to us for something less, simply because it is easier? Do we opt for the smoother path or maybe even give up our dreams because they seem too hard? I have made a few of those choices in the past including diet and exercise.  That's why I am currently undertaking a challenging climb back to better physical fitness, but I bet there is something in every one's life that equates to selling your feathers for worms. Regardless of where you are in life, I think it's a topic worthy of consideration. What have you sold your feathers for? How have you recognized or overcome this? I look at where I want to be in all aspects of my life and realize that it will take time to grow back a few of my feathers before I can soar again. I'd love to hear your stories!


Julia Kelly said...

Motherhood keeps you " in the nest" for awhile, now that my kiddos are doing their own flying- I'm trying to grow some new feathers like you said and get out there too- it is a challenge!

Greg Newbold said...

Julia, I agree that the juggling act is challenging. Keeping balance while we still pursue our dreams is tricky, but everything has it's season. You won't regret the time you spent launching your children. Good luck!