The Lightness of Being

Thursday I went over to my friend’s house for a guitar lesson.  It’s a beautiful spot and I love the drive over with all the greenery and flowers going bonkers with the rain we’ve been having.  As the weather was perfect,  the garage door was left open to let in the fresh air and warm breezes.  In the middle of our playing, a rather large hummingbird made his way into the house and quickly got confused as to the way out.  Not wanting him to hurt himself banging into windows,  I leapt up to try and corner him and help him find his way out.  I was a bit nervous that he’d peck me in fear when I approached him, but I was able to gently pick him up. I sent him a telepathic message that I wouldn’t hurt him and I was there to help.  He immediately became calm in my hands and let me carry him to safety outside where he was happy to fly off and continue on his merry way.  I was in heaven.  I HELD A HUMMINGBIRD.   Wow!  I know it sounds silly, but it was the greatest feeling.  When I looked up the symbolism of hummingbirds, I learned that if a hummingbird shows up in your life, it is to remind you to enjoy life’s pleasures and take in the ‘nectar’ or sweetness of life.  As you open your heart up more to love and joy, you are open to sharing that abundance of love with others.  As hummingbirds are so light, travel great distances,  and move  quickly, they  encourage us to ‘lighten up’, release negativity and develop the characteristic of resiliency and quickly adapt to challenging situations. In addition, the hummingbird uses up a lot of energy and is a reminder to continually feed ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Upon researching a bit more, I found hummingbirds are symbols of resurrection , teach us how to work with the healing energy of flowers,  and that their wings flutter in an infinity symbol.  They are a very powerful animal totem.    Boquete is a haven for hummingbirds.  They are everywhere and it seems to me that they are all telling us here to enjoy life to its fullest.

The house continues to progress.  Our kitchen is done.  The last shelves were installed today and we now have a kitchen that really works for us.  It’s still tiny, not much we could do about that without tearing down walls,  but we’ve captured quite a bit more work space and we are muy contento.


Steve and Bodo (think Abbott and Costello or Laurel and Hardy or Martin and Lewis) get ready to install our counters


Anticipation of not washing dishes in the bathroom anymore


Voila! We have a real kitchen.

Yesterday was a fun day in David with good friends, Margo and John. We met them last year and are so happy they have returned to live in Boquete.   We made another trip to Pedregal, the little fishing village and picked up a nice Pargo to stock our freezer.  A few other short stops to the music store and El Mec, the tile mecca for this area and then a delicious wonton soup,  Panama style,  at one of our favorite Chinese restaurants, Nuevo Futuro.  As it was Saturday,  we got caught downtown in a few traffic tie ups of epic proportion, but Dennis navigated well and we got everything done and zipped home in time for a glass of wine on the patio before starting dinner.


Pargo heaven


I am not having a good day.


Chillin’ with some great music at The Art Cafe


About Rona True

Welcome to my blog. My name is Rona and I live here in Boquete, with my husband, Dennis. I've been keeping an online 'journal' of our adventure moving to Panama as a way to stay in touch with friends. As the universe is wont to do, my path crossed with some serious bloggers who have been encouraging me to step it up a bit with my technology, and so here I am; a novice blogger with a penchant for the spiritual path. Panama is a perfect place to recover the pieces I left along the way as I raised a family, had a career in teaching, and generally followed the 'responsible' road. I travel a new road now and each day brings a new awareness. Panama is a land which brings the senses alive. The culture, warmth of its people, sights and sounds are the stimulus for my journey. Without my incredible husband, this would not be possible. We breathe the same air on this adventure and I invite you to come along for the ride.
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