Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Just a Hatchling in the Big Wide World

A friend of mine was perusing quotes today. She was trying to find the perfect one to use for a coworker who is drastically changing careers. The following quote did pique her interest though it was not used:

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg.We must be hatched or go bad." -- C.S. Lewis
I began to wonder about this. Why would the egg go bad and how are we all like this hatchling?

We are faced with choices everyday. The first choice a hatchling makes is to stay in the egg or to get out and explore its world. In essence this choice is to live or to die. Once we choose to live, we have many other choices each day. Each choice is a small stepping stone that eventually leads us down the path of individuality as we test our likes and dislikes. We get comfortable with our abilities and one day we spread our wings and make our own path in the world. If the wind direction feels right, we may even change the direction of our path. As a soaring bird way up high in the sky – we are free.

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