The Photo: Winter Robin.
I especially love the photo of Winter Robin. He’s just so peaceful hanging out there in the top of an empty tree. And his red breast just pops off the background of the brilliantly blue sky. It is a happy photo, taken in the winter, but full of the promise of good things to come in nature.
And it’s true, the robin symbolizes positive things – rebirth, rejuvenation, a bright future and new beginnings. It’s no wonder that in our culture, the robin is closely tied to the first hint of spring.
One hears often a childhood dinnertime prayer with this variation: Thank you God for food to eat, thank you for the birds that sing, thank you God for everything!
And the cheerful robin does make one want to sing.
I wrote about the old chorus books my grandmother had in a previous post. One of the fun little songs – long since lost – is called The Robin. In part it goes like this: “Dear little robin perch’d up in a tree, chirping and hopping so happy and free; come in dear robin, and play with me! Robin! Play with me!. . .Robin, Good day!”
And a good day to you!
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