You know, sometimes we have to remind ourselves just how quickly things can change, or how quickly physical life can actually end. This past weekend, I was reminded of this in a small way. I found an injured hummingbird on the side of the road here in Hollywood. With the help of a hummingbird hot-line (yes they have those) and my friend Lucas, we brought him back to my apartment and hand-fed him some sugar water. He seemed very happy and comfortable, and started to fly again! Then, almost suddenly, he stopped moving. He didn't make it. I was very upset about this and even typing it now makes me feel sad. However, even though this was a very sad thing that happened, what it reminded me was that you have to live it up and "fly" while you can! Ernest Hummingway (that's what we named him!) is now in a more peaceful place and at least he was able to enjoy his last few minutes here and was not alone.
Wow I hope this wasn't too sad of a post! This little bird has just been on my mind a lot this weekend. Bottom line: Live it up everyday, spread your wings and fly! And also, be good to people and animals ;)