Awwww, I thought, isn't that cute? And, in all the years that we've put up these window boxes, I've never, EVER, seen a bird sitting there! And, just staring at me? Weird!
I had no idea at the time what kind of a bird it was-it wasn't a pigeon, was too large for a sparrow, definitely wasn't a crow. But, it was odd that it wasn't afraid of me, that it wasn't getting spooked and flying away.
The bird finally did fly away, and I saw this:
Sean and I watched, fascinated, as every day the birds kept building the nest (yes, there are two birds involved in this one). There's even a bit of blue landscape tie in the midst of all these twigs and grass blades. Sean was a little worried that either the cats would freak them out or that we now can't open our bedroom windows or that the concept of watering the flowers is now kaput. But I was engrossed in this process.
So, starting on Friday the bird (birds?) didn't leave the nest. Just sitting there again. And, on Saturday we finally saw THIS:
Now, I'm totally not trying to read into this, but really? Doves building and incubating a nest THE DAY I START LUPRON? Symbolism, perhaps, or just coincidence? I'm going with symbolic, seriously, because why now, after all this time? I have never had something like this coincidentally happen before. I mean, look at the symbolism of the dove to begin with -peace, faith and hope. Because doves form pair bonds, they're common symbols of love, specifically marital love, and are mentioned in the Old Testament (Song of Solomon, 2:10-12, which is used frequently in Christian marriage ceremony readings) In ancient Christian tradition the dove is a symbol of mothers and motherhood, specifically the Virgin Mary. Many people see doves as the reminders that miracles are still possible. In Hinduism, doves are seen as messengers from the divine.
Should I still see this as symbolism or just a weird coincidence? Should I not even think of it at all so I don't drive myself even more insane than these hormones are already making me? I don't know.
All I know is that it makes me happy to see this right now. And, I'm just going to go with that.