Today’s Dictionary.com word of the day is Skylark. I love, love, love today’s word. The Dictionary.com photo for today only shows the more recent definition of the word. The other definition refers to particular type of bird and I learned something wonderful and new today! I had no idea that skylarks are so named because of their unique quality of singing while flying and hovering high above the ground. Skylark the noun, which refers to this amazing bird, entered the English language in the late 1600’s. The verb version didn’t show up until two centuries later.
I have this recurring dream. In it I am always flying. It feels so real. I am swept up in the thrill of feeling my feet lift off the ground and ascent into the sky, higher and higher. Ironically, in my waking moments I have a debilitating fear of heights. My knees turn to jello and my head spins whenever I find myself in a high open place. But not in my dreams. In my dreams, I swoop and glide and take in the sights below…and I had not really thought about it before, but in my dreams, my heart sings.
When the burdens of life weigh me down I have this dream and am encouraged to rise above. When sorrow hangs like a dark cloud above me, I am encouraged to break through the clouds into the sunlight and beautiful cerulean blue sky, light as a feather, wind in my hair…and to let my heart and soul sing!
In my next life, I think I would like to be a skylark. Or perhaps my dreams are merely hinting at a previous incarnation to remind me that I have already learned to rise abover and to sing while flying!
Happy Friday to you! Have a wonderful weekend. Here’s my haiku!
oh let me be a skylark
flying high in song!
kat ~ 29 July 2016