That challenge you face today
with your mate or employer,
your bank account or health,
it is an egg.
It’s not just part of an omelet, though,
or a scramble with onions and peppers.
It is more like a finch or hummingbird egg.
One day the chick will peck its way free
and learn to fly.
It will lay an egg or two
and birth even more chirping glory.
This bird may pollinate plants,
add nutrients to the soil,
and carry seeds to distant lands.
Those seeds will grow into towering trees
where other birds can perch.
And one day a little girl may lift her eyes to the sky,
see one of those birds soar from a branch,
and realize her own possibility for infinite flight.
So the next time a challenge knocks at your door,
and in desperation you call on the Beloved for help,
open the door wide—
it is an invitation to fly.
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