Heaven on Earth…


I saw him this morning…crossing the dry creek…in my backyard…I rushed for my phone…in order to capture him on film…I had seen him earlier in the weekend…but…didn’t get a picture…didn’t want to make that mistake again…

Bertha…laughed as I was hurrying…reminding me…that…he…was a turtle…he wasn’t going anywhere…fast…I had a bit of time…

Of course…she was right…he was only a few steps closer to the shrub beds when I returned…unfortunately…the pictures didn’t turn out well…and I haven’t been able to determine his exact identity…

But…not to be deterred…I did look up the symbolism of the turtle…just to see…if he had a message for me…and…I believe he did…

Seems as though…in myth…the shell of the turtle…represents…heaven…and the underbelly…represents…earth…which was interesting…but…I didn’t think a whole lot about it…

Until…

I got an email…that was talking about…experiencing…heaven on earth…essentially…living from your heart…living a life filled with love…

Hmmm…not a coincidence…I’m certain…

Rather…once again…Bertha…was reminding me…lead with my heart…and…the life I desire…will follow…

I went in search of…Tommy Tomato Turtle…to get a better picture…but…alas…he was not to be seen…perhaps…his work here is done…or…perhaps…he’ll hang around as a reminder…for me for years to come…I hope that’s the case…

Jane

4 thoughts on “Heaven on Earth…

  1. Can’t tell by the photo…is it a Snapping Turtle ?
    If so be very careful…they can hurt something awful ! Up close and personal is not where you want to be !

    Slowly but surely you will figure it out…pun intended…

    • Thanks, Bea! I have a healthy respect for him…regardless of his type! I’ve looked more and think he may be a box turtle. Hopefully I will see him again soon…for a better picture. 😉

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