tnChick has set us a very hard task this week.
We have to find images of “Free”.
Free is a state of mind and that can be hard to photograph without an MRI machine.
I decided to begin with this little guy who is a total freeloader.
The Pallid Cuckoo has a catchy little song which runs up the scale but she is not at all popular with other birds.
She steals their nest for her own egg, then leaves the unsuspecting nest builders and owners to raise a cuckoo nestling.
Then I thought about the free things which BIG Business has yet to find a way to place a price upon.
Like nice fresh breezes for kite flying. You don’t have to buy an expensive kite. You can make it from sticks and old paper. And the wind-power and enjoyment is free. As is the delight of a young child seeing his first kite fly.
Of course the sheer beauty of a Dawn or a Sunset is also free. This is a sunset I took about three years ago across a salt lake in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. We may have been remote from most of the “Mod Cons” but we had a surfeit of free beauty.
Then there is something we often feel costs a fortune but in reality is absolutely free.
This week, I truly thank you, tnChick, for letting me reassess my values in life. We are rich in what we have which is free.
If only we recognise it.