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Which prey are you? - bodybuilder1958 - 02-20-2010 09:44 PM
Early this morning (0428), I was awakened by a strange animal sound. At first could not figure out where it came from. Went to the bedroom window to see a large fox running off. Such a beautiful animal, not common to see anymore. But an animal which adapts, small, but a good hunter.
It was a cat, almost identical in size that the fox had cornered, on our front porch. Cat under a chair, fox, just 2 feet in front. Don't know which animal made the very loud sound which awakened 3 members of our household. But it was amazing to see this beautiful creature which our Lord had made. Standing there on our front porch, stalking a cat, nearly it's size.
It made me wonder which prey are you. The hunter, the one who stands it's ground, proud, tall, not easily taken. Or the victim, cowering in a corner, making a loud noise but soon to be defeated.
I want to be inbetween, not the hunter but not the victim. Don't want to go after but stand tall when approached, making my stand. Giving my arguments, perhaps still a loser but a winner for standing firm to my beliefs.
Which prey are you?
Our story from this morning, my husband opened our front door and both the fox and the cat took off. I saw only the fox, a beautiful proud animal, a site to see. My husband and youngest saw fox and cat go off in different directions. So a standstill, both to fight another day.
RE: Which prey are you? - Wink - 02-20-2010 11:52 PM
I want to be the hunter...but only when necessary.
RE: Which prey are you? - red1030 - 02-21-2010 12:09 AM
bodybuilder I agree with you... I want to be in between also. I don't want to be a hunter, but I don't want to be a victim. I want to be someone who can stand there ground. I can honestly say that for years that was me, and then somewhere during experiencing one crisis after another for almost 5 years, I allowed myself to become the victim... I have now looked in to the mirror and said no more... I am going to continue to set my standards to be fair as fair as I can be, kind and respectful to all mankind, give love freely, trust, forgive but not forget when I am wronged, and so much more. Mostly however, I am going to learn to love myself again. For without that we can't give the above from our hearts...only from a planned out sheet of goals. I want action on my part... thanks so much, this story meant a lot to me. It was definitely food for thought. Red
RE: Which prey are you? - backache - 02-21-2010 09:33 AM
I picture myself the hunter, but then I remember that there is always some other preditor who will come after us. We just have to learn to stand up and not show our fear.
BB have you heard a sound that sounds like a man yelling HEY over and over again? If you did that is the fox, it makes a very strange noise and you would swear it is a man yelling hey.
RE: Which prey are you? - bodybuilder1958 - 02-21-2010 11:31 AM
This was not a man yelling sound.
This was definitely animal
RE: Which prey are you? - jayne - 02-21-2010 11:55 AM
I remember the first time I heard a peacock scream...lordy mercy we thought it was a woman brought chills
RE: Which prey are you? - Bummer Knees - 02-21-2010 11:58 AM
When we first moved to the county the neighbors had a peacock farm.
Now they raise horses.
RE: Which prey are you? - bodybuilder1958 - 02-21-2010 12:39 PM
Peacocks, one of the most beautiful birds in the world, with the ugliest cries. In the Tx hill country (Medina lake) there are large flocks of wild peacocks. I can remember once coming across a band of easily 40 birds. They seem to thrive there, rather funny, with the boars, armadillos, deer, turkey, rattle snakes, etc. A peacock survives.
RE: Which prey are you? - red1030 - 02-21-2010 03:33 PM
I guess a peacock is a beautiful creature who chooses not to be a victim... interesting.. and I do not believe they are a hunter either..but I would have to look that up to know for sure.. Red
RE: Which prey are you? - Still in Limbo - 02-21-2010 03:36 PM
Another Great Thought Starter Builder, Thanks Again!! In the Immortal Words of My Favorite Man and Actor: John Wayne in the Movie the Shootist:
"I won't be Disrespected
I won't be Laid a Hand on
I won't be Slandered
These I don't do to Others, and I won't Have Them Done to Me!!"
I Think if Those Words were taken and Used as Actions, that would Make You not Either the Hunter or the Prey, but a Person who is trying to Live Life in a Pretty Good Way!!