Yesterday we had breakfast with some friends that Bear had made through his voice-acting volunteer work. They were lovely. We shot the shit about random things, and just generally had a great time. They were very welcoming and fun to hang out with.
After we had enjoyed our breakfast, (bacon and pancakes- ALWAYS a winning combination), we sat in the living room and talked for a while in front of their huge picture window. The conversation was great. However, at one point, some movement caught my eye outside the window.
I jumped up, not believing that I was seeing what I was seeing. It was a HUGE pileated woodpecker with his bright red head. He had to be at least 18 inches tall. I’ve only seen one before in my life, but it’s such a striking bird that it’s instantly recognizable. I dashed to the window, alarming our hosts no doubt, to nearly squee in delight at the sight.
Bear seemed nonchalant, saying that they showed up often in Maryland, his home state. Regardless, I’m still excited that I got to see one.
When I looked up the symbolism of the woodpecker, there are a ton of different meanings. Mostly, what I gleaned was that they represent the spirit of opportunity knocking, using your head, and creativity.
As one of our hosts was asking Bear to edit his monthly podcast, I think the symbolism fits. It’s a once/month podcast, and it would be a great way to go back to something that he used to enjoy and get even more creative with it. Also, our host has some connections, and he and Bear have already done some information swapping that has helped Bear along in his voice-acting endeavors.
I’m feeling very positive about Bear’s path right now. I’m hoping mine will become clear to me soon. 🙂