Oddly enough in keeping with these manifestations I was escorted through my entire stay in the hospital by these magnificent creatures and symbols of Native American spirituality. The attached photos are of the actual hawks that perched outside my window for my entire stay. The photos don’t do them justice they were within six feet of our window perched atop a huge pine tree. Two at a time in some instance it was like being in an aviary. Their flights and landings were frequent swoops by my window at first amazing and then common place. They sometimes sat two on that branch and bobbed up and down in the wind and under their own weight. I told my wife I was being watched like a hawk. One nurse said she had been working at Duke twelve years and never saw anything like it and another said he had never seen wildlife like that at all. Others shrieked as they would swoop into the window talons first only to thud loudly and fly off. Each morning they arrived and circled, stayed for a very long time and moved off briefly and then returning again flying off and then returning in the afternoon for more flight and curiosity. My wife sat in a recliner in front of the window reading her magazine keeping me the patient company and a hawk would be perched over head as if sitting on top of her. And then on discharge day they were gone.
No matter what you are going through have faith there is more to life than meets the eye but then again if you are open to it – it is all right there to see – rejoice!
When we went back several weeks later to have the stitches removed there was a hawk (one of these guys) sitting right outside our hotel window……flapped its wings over my wife’s head to get her attention as she stood right underneath its tree. Phenomenal!