Haiku ~ 9/29/14

2014-09-12 20.22.12

Born with a sixth sense

pilfering fortune cookies

favorite pastime

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I was eating lunch on the outside veranda at a local Pei Wei restaurant.  A previous diner had left an opened fortune cookie on the ground.  While enjoying my spicy pad thai bowl, a grackle (Florida black bird) walked right up and took the fortune cookie which was only about 2 feet from us.

I went inside and got another fortune cookie to see if he would take another one. I had a plan that I could get photos and write a haiku to post.  I very carefully opened the cookie and slid out his fortune because I thought I would include a part of it in the haiku.

“You were born with a ‘Sixth Sense’ and superb insight.”

Perfect!!  I put the cookie in approximately the same place and kept my eye on it.  My phone rang with a call that I needed to answer.  I was distracted, and Mr. Grackle found it to be the perfect opportunity to sneak up and abscond with the cookie!  Oh NO!!  I waited so patiently…and apparently, so did he!

He was casually walking away so I told my caller to please hold…and be quiet…I would explain in a moment.  I got the camera ready and stealthily followed him out to the parking lot.  Once he was enjoying his yummy treat, he didn’t mind that I was snap snap snapping away with my camera.  Ah!  Mission accomplished!!  And I only got a few funny looks from fellow diners…oh…and I had to explain to the person I left hanging on the phone!

❤ Lorrie

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39 thoughts on “Haiku ~ 9/29/14

  1. If you trust Allah with the right kind of Tawakkul (trust / reliance) ,He will provide you sustenance as He provides for the birds – they go out in the morning with empty stomachs and come back in the evening with full stomachs…Prophet Mohhamad

    Beautiful pictures ! Have a nice day !


  2. Isn’t amazing…God can hold together an entire universe with one hand while providing for the smallest of His creatures with the other! I can also tell you that sparrows like French fries, as I was eating lunch on a pier in San Diego Saturday. I noticed a shy little guy afraid to “make a move,” yet determined to stick around and hope for a crumb of food.

    I broke off a piece of potato and set it down in his vicinity. It took a few minutes, but soon he decided to take the chance and jumped on the offering while springing into the air…all in one swift motion. I didn’t even get a chance to ask him to chip in for the tab!

    Thanks for sharing, Lorrie!


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    1. Love the story!! It may not be such a great thing for us to contribute to the delinquency of birds by aiding them to eat fortune cookies and French fries!!! Haha

      Thanks for adding here…and I love the comment, “God can hold together an entire universe with one hand while providing for the smallest of His creatures with the other!” Nice to know we had a “hand” in it as well 🙂

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      1. Thanks, Lorrie. Yeah, when you think about it, God provides for all of His own, people and animals alike, in some very unique ways.

        But the important thing is that He always gives us what we really need, when we really need it. We have to “go after” it, He won’t always just drop things in our laps.

        But God can always be counted on for all things…He’s GOD! There is no other being like the Lord!

        Oh, at least the fries were “low sodium!”


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