I’ve also had quite a few other critters show up in my life.
First, the ant bite. (I’m thinking about tattooing a small, pink dot there on my finger to commemorate the event.) Ants, to me at least, represent industriousness and hard work. They’re relentless when they’re pursuing their goal, and organize themselves to get it. They also have that hive-mind mentality, which doesn’t really apply to me, but I think the industriousness definitely applies.
Second, I heard a fight between a hawk and two crows a few mornings ago. I don’t know what it was over, and I didn’t actually SEE it, just heard it as I was waking up in the morning/afternoon. (I’m a night person) I don’t know exactly who won, but everyone flew off in different directions cawing or screeing depending on species.
Bear and I, (The Ravensons), are fighting something really big right now that I don’t want to talk about here. We have this one huge, looming, terrible thing that we’re trying really hard to avoid. I’m choosing to see the crows as us, and I’m choosing to believe that they chased the predatory hawk away from their home, or somehow defended themselves from the hawk. That’s what works for me and my mindset right now, and dammit, that’s what it represents if I say so. 😀
I also found this sad little guy outside a drug store. He was in front of a window, and I suppose he had flown into the window. I thought he might be a parakeet because of his bright coloring, but then I looked up parakeet and realized that the beak was all wrong. I also realized that I know virtually nothing about smaller bird species. He (?) appears to be a small warbler or wagtail of some sort.
Aside from the obvious symbolism of the death of something innocent and beautiful, or perhaps the dying of the year in preparation for winter, I don’t know what else this could symbolize. It was just sad. So, weirdo that I am, I took a picture. *shrug*
Here’s something happier.